Faculty, staff paid up to 500% less than Locum vets; Locum vets report frustrating experiences

The College of Veterinary Medicine is paying temporary veterinarians, referred to as Locum, up to 500% more than it pays its employees to fill coverage gaps created by an unmitigated mass exodus of faculty and staff due to a worsening toxic work environment.  This is creating tension and frustration among the remaining regular staff as … Read More

Dean’s controversial ‘behavioral assessment’ of candidate called “sham” and legal liability

Questions have emerged about the legality, appropriateness, and fairness of a controversial “behavioral assessment” that the Dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine directed to be conducted on at least one qualified candidate for the position of Director of the Teaching Hospital. Allegations have emerged that this “assessment” was not real, and served as pretext … Read More

Over 50 faculty, staff have left CVM in prior 2 years

CVM Independent News has confirmed that more than 50 faculty and staff members have resigned, retired or been terminated in just the last 2 years, representing an unusually high and unmitigated attrition rate compared to both CVM’s previous steady-state as well as compared to other veterinary colleges. As a result, nine core hospital services have … Read More

OSU leadership claims staffing issues due to ‘Oklahoma.’ Not true, say recruits and staff.

In private meetings with alumni and staff, Dean Carlos Risco of the College of Veterinary Medicine routinely blames the State of Oklahoma and the City of Stillwater for the evident inability to recruit new talent, according to roughly three dozen alumni and Teaching Hospital staff who were interviewed for this article. During the summer of … Read More