|OSU Veterinary Center Dedicates new Small Animal Critical Care Unit|
(September 17, 2009 Stillwater, OK) – The Oklahoma State University’s (OSU) Center for Veterinary Health Sciences dedicated its new Small Animal Critical Care Unit on Sept. 16, 2009, at the Boren Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital on the Stillwater campus.
“Thanks to generous donors, we were able to completely renovate our Small Animal ICU,” explains Dr. Mark Neer, veterinary hospital director. “We enlarged the main treatment room, built four large runs for large/giant dog breeds, a separate feline ward, and a “quiet room” for patients recovering from anesthesia.”
“We couldn’t have done this without our donors,” smiles Neer. “The entire project was accomplished with private donations. No state dollars were used for this renovation project. We operate a 24/7 Small Animal Critical Care Unit 365 days a year and we serve clients in Oklahoma and adjacent states including southern Kansas. Our case load was steadily increasing and therefore, we were in much need of these upgrades. A special ‘thank you’ goes out to all of those who made this dream a reality. We know our patients and our clients will be equally as grateful.”