Entire small animal surgery team quits as mass exodus of faculty, staff continues at OSU VetMed

Continuing a debilitating mass exodus of faculty and staff that has now reached more than 70 individuals in just the past few years, the entire small animal surgical team recently quit, including the Department Head and entire nursing team.  This follows a stream of departures that has included multiple Department Heads, Teaching Hospital administrators, supervisors, … Read More

OK Vet Board shields CVM/VMTH from complaints, evidence suggests

Allegations that the Oklahoma State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners has been allowing CVM’s Teaching Hospital to avoid repercussions that other Oklahoma veterinarians would likely face in similar circumstances appear to be substantiated, based on a review of recent complaints and discussions with subject matter experts. CVM Independent has confirmed that the OKBVMA dismissed valid … Read More

Local veterinarians do not trust the Teaching Hospital, do not refer patients: “It’s a nightmare.”

Referring veterinarians in the Stillwater community report significant misgivings about sending their clients and patients to the CVM Boren Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital, according to interviews and anonymous, opt-in survey responses collected April to August, 2023. Those who spoke to us reported referring their patients over an hour away to Oklahoma City or Tulsa, rather … Read More

“The worst record-keeping I have ever seen in my career.” A review of the Teaching Hospital’s patient record practices.

A review of Teaching Hospital patient files, supplied by individuals whose pets were seen at the hospital in the last year, reveals systemic, substandard practices. In every file we reviewed, the record keeping practices exhibited were well below industry standard. Significant gaps in both time and medical management were evident, and these failures were common … Read More