(May 1, 2012 Stillwater, OK) – Candace Wimbish of Denton, Texas, and a veterinary student at OSU’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences, was commissioned on April 27 as a 2nd Lieutenant in the U.S. Army. Performing the ceremony was COL (Ret.) Kenneth Bartels, McCasland Professorship in Biomedical Laser Surgery and Kerr Foundation Endowed Chair in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences at the veterinary center.
Pictured left to right: Dr. Ken Bartels, U.S. Army Col (Ret.); Candace Wimbish and Lindsay Dally, Sergeant First Class U.S. Army Health Care Recruiter.
Wimbish joins the U. S. Army on a two year Health Services Professional Scholarship. Following her graduation in 2014, she will serve three years active duty in the military.
Wimbish graduated from Denton High School and earned a BA in Biology from the University of Texas Arlington graduating magna cum laude. She is the daughter of Sandra Parker of Denton and the wife of Patrick Wimbish, First Class Petty Officer with the U.S. Navy (Reserve).
The Oklahoma State University Center for Veterinary Health Sciences is the only veterinary college in Oklahoma and one of 28 veterinary colleges in the United States and is fully accredited by the Council on Education of the American Veterinary Medical Association. The center’s Boren Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital is open to the public and provides routine and specialized care for small and large animals. It also offers 24-hour emergency care and is certified by the American Animal Hospital Association. For more information, visit www.cvhs.okstate.edu or call (405) 744-7000.