In 1978 when Dr. James Posey graduated from Oklahoma State University’s (OSU) College of Veterinary Medicine, he had no idea he would one day stand on the same stage and hood his son. Joshua Posey will be among the 67 members of the Class of 2007 who are receiving their Degree in Veterinary Medicine.
Following graduation, Joshua plans to join his father’s small animal practice in Yukon, Okla., and possibly have an ambulatory practice on the side.
“I probably will eventually try to be board certified in American Board of Veterinary Practitioners for Small Animal,” says Joshua. “I enjoy the veterinary client patient relationships, helping animals and their owners, and having the ability to diagnose and cure animals.”
“I am extremely proud of Joshua,” states Dr. Posey. “He is independent, confident and yet, cautious. OSU prepares its students very well to enter private practice. I am grateful to OSU for our veterinary medicine degrees.”
One of Joshua’s fondest memories of veterinary college is adding an addition to his family.
“The birth of my daughter, Claire, made me more focused on the goal I set four years ago when I entered this journey,” he smiles. “I would encourage anyone interested in veterinary medicine to pursue it. I believe they would like the lifestyle and fulfillment that comes with it.”
Perhaps with the ever increasing number of female veterinarians, one day the young Dr. Posey will hood his daughter to follow in his footsteps.”