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OSU Veterinary College brings back Centennial Garden

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Pictured (left to right): Drs. Bill Edwards, Billy Clay and Meredyth Jones discuss the improvements that need to be made to the Centennial Garden, which was created in honor of the late Dr. Duane Peterson, Emeriti Professor.

Thanks to donations from the Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine Class of 1978, the Centennial Garden on the college’s campus is being cleaned up and brought back to life.

Dr. Meredyth Jones, associate professor of food animal medicine and surgery, will be the faculty member in charge of the project. Also assisting with project planning are emeriti faculty members and/or alumni Drs. Billy Clay, Annette Cowell, Rick Cowell, Bill Edwards and Sandra Morgan.

The Centennial Garden, also known as the Toxic Plant Garden, is located behind the college’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital. The garden serves as a great learning tool for veterinary students giving them an opportunity to see first-hand a variety of toxic plants.

Funds are being raised to ensure the garden is properly maintained going forward. To support the Centennial Garden, please contact Ashley Hesser, director of development with the OSU Foundation at or 405-385-0715. You can also donate securely online at CVM Centennial Garden.

MEDIA CONTACT: Derinda Blakeney, APR | OSU College of Veterinary Medicine | 405-744-6740 |

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