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Oklahoma State University

Cardiology Faculty and Staff


Ryan Baumwart, DVM, DACVIM (Cardiology)

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Dr. Baumwart, originally from Clinton, Okla., is an assistant professor. He attended Northeastern Oklahoma State University for his undergraduate degree in biology and received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Oklahoma State University. Following his graduation, Baumwart completed a one-year internship at the Ohio State University in small animal medicine and surgery. He continued his training at the Ohio State University, completing a four-year residency in cardiovascular medicine. Following his residency he worked for a specialty hospital in Boise, Idaho, for almost four years. Baumwart's work in Boise was primarily with dogs and cats but he was also involved in equine cardiology cases. While in Idaho, he worked part time as an adjunct cardiology faculty at Washington State University. Following Idaho, Baumwart took a position for two years in Charleston, S.C. at another specialty hospital and continued his work on small animals. 

Baumwart has participated in FDA drug trials and has authored several publications on cardiovascular disease. His training has allowed him to diagnose and treat cardiovascular disease in animals.     

In his spare time, he enjoys spending his leisure time with his wife Shaundra and all their animals. He enjoys the outdoors hiking, camping, horseback riding, snowboarding and fly fishing.  

Veterinary Assistant

Brandy Hutchings

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Brandy Hutchings is a veterinary assistant working in the Cardiology service at the Veterinary Medical Hospital since December 2013. Originally from Montana, Brandy spent most of her time in Tahlequah, Okla., where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Organismic Biology at Northeastern State University in 2004.  She has been a veterinary assistant since 1994 and has worked in a variety of practices including general practices, corporate and now academic. She enjoys the variety of animals they see and treat here at OSU and the interaction she has with the fourth year veterinary students. 

At home she has two pugs, Sadie and Annie Mae, and two cats, Geiger and Racheal. She enjoys gardening, cooking and baking, visiting with her nephews and spends most weekends helping her grandmother. She loves participating in “fun runs” and fund raiser awareness events and is a big advocate for eating clean and enjoys body building plus a variety of physical exercises that challenge her to stay fit.