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Featured Alumni

On this page you will find will stories about the things our esteemed and talented alumni are involved in and highlights of those that are making an impact on veterinary medicine in any capacity. If you are or know an alumni member doing something interesting, we invite you to submit the story for consideration. We look forward to hearing many incredible stories!

Submitting a story is now easier than ever with two options:

  1. Submit your story on the new online form.
  2. Contact our Alumni Affairs Specialist Sharon Worrell at or (405) 744-5630.





Dr. Allison Zuckermandel ('07) named one of the Business Time's Top 20 under 40.

allison zuckermandel

Dr. James Carpenter ('74, left) accepts the Oxbow Award from Dr. Micah Kohles, Oxbow’s vice president of Technical Services and Research.

james carpenter on left with micah kohles


Dr. Jeff Owens (2004) was recognized as Best Veterinarian in the Tulsa World's 2019 "Best in the World" competition. His practice, Elm Creek Veterinary Hospital, has served the community since 2010.

jeff owens

 Dr. Tina Neel (1979) was recognized along with her full-service veterinary practice in Oklahoma City, by The Oklahoman news source. Both print and online readers from across the state voted Neel Veterinary Hospital as the Readers' Choice Best Veterinary Hospital of 2019 in Oklahoma.

tina neel







  • On the Job with Dr. Ritchey
  • Class of 1965 50th Reunion - Drs. John Kirkpatrick and Paul Frith
  • Dr. Brian Herrin - 3 Minute Thesus Winner, 2015
  • On the Job with Dr. Baumwart
  • Dr. John Otto - Dogs of Lexington: The Oklahoma Prison Dog Program