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COVID-19 Updates

To help protect the OSU College of Veterinary Medicine community and those we serve and to help curb the spread of COVID-19, several changes are taking place in our college and teaching hospital.

Year 4 Clinical Students

Year 4 students will commence with clinical rotations beginning  June 15, 2020. Protocols are in place to ensure the health and safety of our students, clinicians, staff and clients. View the Clinical Year Student Policy for COVID-19 Management.

Year 1-3 Students

The Fall semester for Year 1-3 students will begin August 17, 2020. Protocols are in place to ensure the health and safety of our students, faculty and staff. View the Years 1-3 Student Policy for COVID-19 Management.

Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital Operation

The following changes in hospital operation are taking place:

  • Access to the hospital will be limited to hospital personnel. Curbside admission and discharge only.
  • To limit face-to-face contact, we will take patient history information and relay discharge instructions via phone.
  • Pharmacy refills will be offered M-F, 8-5 and may take longer than normal so please plan ahead.
  • Clients are asked to follow CDC recommendations – wash your hands; if you are feeling ill, stay home; if you have traveled within the last 14 days or been in contact with someone who has traveled within the last 14 days, please stay home.

To minimize the chance of the virus entering the hospital, the hospital is employing curbside admission and discharge only. Only hospital staff, faculty, house officers, Antech laboratory personnel, ABM janitorial staff, and essential facility and equipment maintenance personnel will be allowed to enter the building.

What to expect during your emergency visit:

  • During initial emergency call, hospital personnel will collect all pertinent intake and financial information. Clients will also be asked the three COVID-19 pre-screen questions. A valid driver's license is required to admit patient.
  • Upon arrival, please call (405) 744-7000 and press “0.” Hospital personnel will meet you in the parking lot to take your driver license and admit the patient.
  • Hospital personnel will then acquire the patient, remove personal items and replace with hospital provided items, and give client personal items (leash, carrier, halter).
  • Payment of deposit via credit card over the phone is preferred; however, cash or check will be accepted.
  • Current financial policy remains in effect. View our Financial Policy.
  • In the event of an unstable patient, the veterinary team will be notified immediately to acquire the patient. Admission information and payment will be taken shortly after by phone.
  • Prior to discharge, hospital personnel will contact owners with discharge instructions and answer any questions they may.
  • Hospital personnel will bag all medications, discharge instructions and anything else that needs to be sent home with patient.
  • Hospital personnel will call the owner to verify charges and complete payment.
  • Receipt of payment will be placed in the discharge bag. Patient will be brought to the respective area for pick up by owner.
  1. Have you have been in close contact with a person who is awaiting COVID-19 test results or confirmed to have the Coronavirus?

  2. Do you currently have fever and/or symptoms of lower respiratory illness (such as cough or difficulty breathing), or nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or abdominal pain?                   

Your answers will not prevent treatment of your animal but will determine what protocol staff follow to accept your animal, i.e., is personal protective equipment warranted. The hospital is only accepting emergency cases at this time.

The Oklahoma Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory (OADDL)

OADDL remains open as it is critical to livestock agriculture and the public health of Oklahoma.

COVID-19 PCR Testing Ends at OADDL

COVID-19 PCR testing on human samples has been moved to OSU Venture I Research Park. Read more.

Testing Sites in Stillwater

University Health Services
1202 W. Farm Road
405-744-7665
Monday-Friday
Free for student, faculty and staff with valid I.D.

Payne County Health Department
1321 West 7th
405-372-8200
Monday-Friday
Free. No insurance needed. Drive through, but call ahead for appointment.

Stillwater Medical Center
1323 West Sixth
405-372-1480
Billed to the patient’s insurance (no co-payment required at time of test). Cost of test is $60 for an established patient (in their medical records database) and $100 for a new patient.

AMC Urgent Care
1909 West 6th  
405-385-0029
Open Monday – Saturday, 9 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Sunday, 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Insurance co-pay is only cost.
*Currently only testing those with symptoms using quick test with same day results. Possibly not as reliable a test. Limited to 22 tests per day.

Access Medical
275 S. Perkins Road
405-334-5272
Monday – Friday,  8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
No cost for testing.

Perkins Family Clinic
509 OK-33
Perkins, OK 74059
405-547-2473
Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
No cost for testing.
Providing tests only if exposed or showing symptoms.

Resources

The following resources are available to learn more about the prevention, spread and testing of COVID–19.

We continue to monitor this changing pandemic. We will strive to make the best decisions using all available information provided to us by the university according to expectations and policies from state and federal public health leaders.