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Exam Room Etiquette

The past few weeks have been a little crazy around here: wellness exams performed on cats and dogs; weird cases left and right; and the typical crazy client here...

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Senior Spotlight: Lauralyn Harper

Kind, thoughtful, intelligent and funny are just a few words to describe my next senior spotlight student from Oklahoma State University: Lauralyn Harper. Lauralyn, grew up in Seminole, a...

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Be A Mentor

What does it mean to be a mentor? There are many significant people in my life that have influenced me and have helped guide me down the right path. ...

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The Mini Pistol

My job as a veterinarian is to provide the highest level of pet care I can for my clients and sometimes even save a pet’s life through proper diagnosis...

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Hartfield Horse Camp: Round 1

This year my husband and I decided to risk it all and host a five day, girls-only horse camp. Yes you read correctly… ALL GIRLS. Weeks leading up to...

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Cadence the Cat: The case of the lethargic cat

Patient is a spayed female 1-year-old domestic short hair feline (cat). The owner brought the cat in because she had not been eating and was very lethargic. What are...

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Senior Spotlight: Chelsey Lufkin

Meet the future Dr. Chelsey Lufkin. Hometown: Forney, TX Current 4th year student at Oklahoma State University Veterinary School When I first met Chelsey it was during my third year of veterinary...

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Veterinary School – The Conquest

I run into people all the time that say, “I was going to go to vet school, but decided not to.” This statement always makes me smile. For one,...

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Let’s party…with Pistol the Horse this Saturday!

“Rejoice in the Lord ALWAYS and again I say Rejoice!” Psalm 118:24 This past year has been such a whirlwind of excitement! Never in a million years would I...

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A Thematic Telling of a Traumatic Event

As you all know by now I truly enjoy my clients. Especially the stories they tell. It cracks me up how my simple question, “So what happened?” can lead...

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Pet Case: Patience the Puppy and the Case of the Bloody Diarrhea

Patient is a canine (dog) female, not spayed, 12-week-old mixed breed dog. The owner brought the puppy in because she had not been eating, was vomiting, and had bloody...

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Pet Case: Snickers the schnauzer

The case of the bloody urine. Let’s check your knowledge today and see what you can come up with for this case I had a few weeks ago. Patient...

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To Make the Best Better

“I pledge … My Head to clearer thinking, My Heart to greater loyalty, My Hands to larger service and My Health to better living for my club, my community,...

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Western Oklahoma Wildfire Support

As many of you know there have been some historic wildfires tearing across western Oklahoma. It is horrific to watch as these fires destroy people’s lives and livelihood. As...

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Tall Tales

Oh the stories I could tell! Anyone who works in the service industry knows that serving people can be challenging. Fortunately, I spend most of my time serving the...

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Preview of “Pistol the Horse”

WORDS LITERALLY CANNOT DESCRIBE THE EXCITEMENT THAT I HAVE FOR MY NEXT BOOK “PISTOL THE HORSE.” I am overjoyed by the fact that “Rosie the Pig” has been so...

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For the Love of Reading

Redeeming Love, written by Francine Rivers, is my absolute favorite book of all time. I think I have read this book over 20 times… if not more. It’s set...

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The Good Samaritan

There are still some good people left in this world, and it fills my heart with joy when I witness an act of kindness. I want to share one...

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Real Life – Real Impact

Being a part of Christian Veterinary Fellowship, the school chapter of Christian Veterinary Missions, during veterinary school was such an amazing experience.  CVF gave me the opportunity of a...

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Best Gifts for Dog Lovers by Guest Blogger Cindy Aldridge

You know that this time of year is perfect for finding that special something for your loved ones, but it can be hard year after year to think of...

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Let’s Ride

Things are about to change around the Hartfield Ranchero. My husband, Preston, has been working in the oilfield for the past 12 years. What many people don’t know is...

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“Why I want to be a vet…” contest!

In participation of this season of giving, I’ve decided to host some fun contests throughout the month of December. Anyone who participates will receive a discount code for 25%...

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Bleeding Orange on Giving Tuesday

OSU Alma Mater Hymn Proud and immortal, Bright shines your name; Oklahoma State; We herald your fame. Ever you’ll find us Loyal and true, To our Alma Mater, O-S-U....

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The Heart of the Matter

I see this time and time again.  The sick dog that comes into the clinic; not eating, lethargic and losing weight over the last month.  My first question to...

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A Veterinarian’s Oath

When I became a veterinarian, I agreed, in fact took an oath, to abide by a standard of ethical principles created to ensure veterinarians provide the best and safest...

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Teachers: A Gift from God

“The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.” Over the past few weeks I’ve had the opportunity to visit multiple schools...

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The Lost Sheep

We have a really awesome client that comes to the clinic on a regular basis. She also used to work here so when she comes in and phones are...

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Scout’s Mysterious Illness

Cushing Veterinary Clinic, in my opinion, is the main hub of our cute little town. We’re like the Central Perk in Friends, the bar in Cheers or Arnold’s in Happy Days. I see...

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Purina. Your Pet. Our Passion. My Story.

To say my husband, Preston, loves dogs is an understatement. He is obsessed with dogs. I like having my few little Jack Russell yard dogs and the occasional house...

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And a Story was Born

I love to read, I love to teach and I love veterinary medicine. To me this was the perfect recipe to write a children’s book! My passion for reading...

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The Name is Doc

I’m not sure what Doc originally thought the first time I set foot inside his clinic. But if he knew then what he knows now, he might have pondered...

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It’s Hot Out There: 10 Tips to Keep Your Pets Safe

The panting could be heard from the back of the clinic. Before I even reached the front I knew what was going on. It was a hot, sweltering day...

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Just take a lil’ time

Whew! The past few weeks have been a bit crazy at the clinic. We have been extremely busy! Sometimes you just need a little break, which is the topic...

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A Tale of Two Redheads

You can’t teach heart. But if you could, Allison and Josh would be the instructors. Lucky for us, these two kiddos (each being 10 years my junior…ouch) have a...

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Mr. Stiles and “Finding Dr. H.”

Everyone has a William Forrester in their life – the grouchy and intimidating old man Sean Connery plays in “Finding Forrester.” The plot goes: cantankerous older person crosses paths...

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Sweet lil Ellie

There are a few of my patients that I just can’t help but fall in love with. I want to introduce you to Ellie. Ellie is a 2-year-old miniature...

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