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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.


Total Since August 17, 2020
13 3 22
New Cases - April 12-16, 2021
1 0 0
Total Number of COVID-19 Cases Transmitted Within the CVM

Positive case reports come from self-reporting and UHS (student reports).

Return to Work/School Guidelines

Please review the guidelines for returning to work or school.

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:

  • To limit face-to-face contact, we will perform much of our communication 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 been in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 within the last 14 days, please stay home.

To minimize the spread of the virus, we will continue to practice social distancing, wear face coverings and use proper PPE.

What to expect during your visit:

  • During initial call, hospital personnel will ask the COVID-19 pre-screen questions. Please note that a valid driver's license is required to admit patient.
  • Upon arrival, please call (405) 744-7000 and press “0.” At this time, the client will be informed to enter the building and go to assigned pod, if available, or to wait in their vehicle until a pod is available.
  • A "pod" is defined as an area for one client to interact with our personnel and students in a safe, socially-distanced manner. The pods will be cleaned accordingly between clients.
  • Only 1 person per patient will be allowed in the building at a time except for euthanasia, during which 2 people will be allowed inside.
  • A facial covering must be worn at all times while in the veterinary hospital.
  • Curbside admission and discharge may be completed under certain circumstances.
  • Payment of deposit via credit card over the phone is preferred; however, cash or check will be accepted.
  • Current financial policy remains in effect. Appropriate charges should be entered in all situations. For patients being hospitalized overnight or receiving estimates with a high end greater than $500, clients are required to pay an initial deposit equal to 80 percent of the high end of the estimated charges. View our Financial Policy.
  1. In the past 14 days, have you have been in close contact with a person who is awaiting COVID-19 test results or confirmed to have the Coronavirus?

  2. In the last 72 hours, have you had a fever (l00.4 or greater) and/or cough, shortness of breath, chills, headache, sore throat, muscle pain, or new loss of taste or smell?                  

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.

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 and around Stillwater

University Health Services
1202 W. Farm Road
Free for student, faculty and staff with valid I.D.

Payne County Health Department
1321 West 7th
Free. No insurance needed. Drive through, but call ahead for appointment.

Stillwater Medical Center
1323 West Sixth
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.

Xpress Wellness Urgent Care
1201 S Division Street
Guthrie, OK  73044
Monday - Saturday, 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Sunday, 1 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Contact Xpress for payment information.
COVID test results in 15 minutes.
Go online to secure appointment for the next day.

AMC Urgent Care
1909 West 6th  
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. Limited to 22 tests per day.

Access Medical
275 S. Perkins Road
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
Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
No cost for testing.
Providing tests only if exposed or showing symptoms.


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.