Smith earns Veterinary Degree from Oklahoma State University


STILLWATER, Okla. — Oklahoma State University’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences graduated 84 new veterinarians on Friday, May 10, 2019 in Gallagher Iba Arena on the OSU Stillwater campus. Among those earning a DVM degree was Hunter Smith of Carthage, Missouri. He is the son of Jill and Sean Smith of Carthage and is married to Emily Smith.

“Our curriculum is dedicated to developing career-ready veterinarians whether our graduates choose to enter private practice, military service, academia, biomedical research, or any other aspect of veterinary medicine,” said Dr. Carlos Risco, dean of the veterinary center. “We pride ourselves on giving students hands-on experience. Our shelter surgery program alone performs spay/neuter surgeries on 3,200 dogs and cats a year. We are proud of these veterinarians and look forward to their many successes.”

At the veterinary center’s recent awards reception, a total of $542,270 in scholarships was awarded to 158 veterinary students. Smith received the Alfred M. Bradley Memorial Scholarship for his interest in large animal medicine.


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