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Oklahoma State University

Large Animal Reproduction Faculty and Staff


Reed Holyoak, DVM, Ph.D., DACT

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Dr. G. Reed Holyoak is a professor and holds the Bullock Equine Reproduction Endowed Professorship. He received his B.S. in animal science in 1983 and M.S. in animal reproduction in 1984 from Brigham Young University before earning his DVM from Washington State University in 1988 and Ph.D. from University of Kentucky in 1992. 

Active in research as well as teaching, Holyoak specializes in the area of theriogenology, the study of animal reproduction.  Holyoak’s current research projects include reproductive infectious diseases with equine arteritis virus and others; histopathologic and ultrasonographic assessment of infertility in the male and female of large animal species; and the integration of traditional Chinese acupuncture within western veterinary medicine. He was board certified as a diplomate by the American College of Theriogenology in 2000 and is a certified veterinary acupuncturist.


Cory Anderson, DVM

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Originally from Dillon, Montana, Anderson earned his DVM degree from Oklahoma State. He previously worked at the CVM Ranch. His main research interest is the use of Clomiphene Citrate in the mare.

Anderson hates sharks, but enjoys roping, hunting, fly fishing, football and basketball.

Adam Bassett, DVM, MS

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Originally from Lincoln, Nebraska, Bassett earned his bachelor’s from Hastings College in 2012 and his DVM degree from Iowa State University in 2016. He earned his master’s degree from the University of Nebraska.

Previously, Bassett worked at an equine practice doing predominantly racetrack medicine. While pursuing his master degree, he was a Graduate Research Assistant at the Great Plains Veterinary Educational Center (GPVEC) in Clay Center, Nebraska. During his time at GPVEC, he worked on research relating to bovine congestive heart failure. He also had the opportunity to teach veterinary students and provide veterinary care primarily to horses and beef cattle.

In his free time, Bassett enjoys riding his horse, playing guitar, exercising and being outdoors.

Veterinary Technicians

Kristal Lee, RVT

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Kristal worked as a veterinary assistant in high school. She earned a AAS in veterinary technology from Colby Community College in 2007. During college and after graduating, she worked at a mixed animal private practice. While in Kansas, Kristal worked as a large animal technician and learned that she enjoys working with a mixture of animals.

Kristal has four dogs (two of them being rescues), a cat and a hedgehog at home. She enjoys being outdoors (hunting, fishing, camping, running) and spending time with family and friends.