When Dr. Charles Eisenhour, Class of 1977, graduated from OSU’s College of Veterinary Medicine, his mind was starting a new business with his wife, Donna, and paying some bills. The young couple had discussed having children and when they arrived, they wanted to provide a good home life and encourage them as they grew.
“It never occurred to me that one of my children would become a veterinarian,” says Dr. Eisenhour. “As I prepare to perform the ceremonial hooding of my son Daniel, Class of 2007, I am filled with a great deal of pride of his accomplishments.”
Following graduation, the young Dr. Eisenhour will travel to Dalhart, Texas, to work in a mixed animal practice.
“I anticipate this first year in practice will be very exciting and challenging,” says Daniel. “I am eager to sharpen my skills, perfect my techniques, and expand my knowledge base so that I can be the best veterinarian I can be.”
Dr. Eisenhour describes his son as possessing good people skills and being very passionate about what he is doing. He believes Daniel will strive to do his best in providing patient care and client service.
“I feel Daniel has received a better education than I did,” says Dr. Eisenhour. “Whereas my education was more compartmentalized, his was more an integration of the different scientific disciplines drawing together around the clinical prospective. He has better clinical skills, diagnostic abilities and he interacts with clients better than I did at graduation. I think that OSU is doing a better job of producing a practice-ready veterinarian.”
The OSU College of Veterinary Medicine is the State’s Veterinary College and one of only 28 veterinary colleges in the United States. For more information, visit http://www.cvhs.okstate.edu.