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Oklahoma State University

Ophthalmology Faculty and Staff


Katelyn Fentiman, MS, DVM, DACVO

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Dr. Fentiman is an assistant professor. Originally from Monument, Colo. she earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Colorado State University, then moved to Kansas and earned her DVM from Kansas State University in 2013.

Fentiman completed a one-year rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Louisiana State University. Following that, Fentiman returned to Kansas State University where she completed an ophthalmology specialty internship and a three-year residency in ophthalmology in 2018. She also obtained her board certification and became a Diplomate in the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists and joined the faculty at Oklahoma State in 2018.

Fentiman enjoys the practice of ophthalmology because it allows her to use a combination of medical and surgical skills to help a wide variety of species. Her research focus is in ocular pharmacology and glaucoma treatment. When possible, she likes to travel home and enjoys skiing, hiking and fishing with her family. She also enjoys reading, gardening and cinema.

Emily McCool, DVM, DACVO

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Dr. McCool is an assistant professor. Originally from Broken Bow, Okla., she earned her B.S. and DVM ('13) degrees from Oklahoma State University. McCool completed a small animal rotating internship and her ophthalmology residency at Kansas State University. McCool became a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists in 2017. Her research focus includes ocular pharmacology, specifically anti-inflammatory therapy.

In her spare time, McCool enjoys hiking, traveling and gardening.

J. Jeff Studer, DVM, DACVO

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Dr. Jeff Studer is a board-certified veterinary ophthalmologist and the Director of the OSU Boren Veterinary Medical Hospital. Originally from Wichita Falls, Texas, he received his DVM from OSU in 2006. Upon graduation, he completed a one-year small animal medicine and surgery internship at Florida Veterinary Specialists. Studer then performed a three-year residency at The Animal Ophthalmology Clinic in Dallas, Texas. He received Diplomate status by the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists in 2011. Studer practiced veterinary ophthalmology and hospital leadership in private practice until 2018, at which time he returned to OSU to serve as Hospital Director and assistant professor of veterinary ophthalmology.

In his spare time, Studer enjoys spending time with his wife, two young sons and their many pets.


Liz Soler, DVM

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Originally from many locations in the state of Washington, Dr. Soler earned both her BS and DVM degrees from Washington State University. Her research interests include ocular pain, especially associated with glaucoma, corneal disease, and ocular manifestations of systemic disease.

Soler is married to a wonderful husband who works in dairy food production. In her spare time, she enjoys horseback riding, swimming, travel, anything in the sun, making lists, and organizing things.

Veterinary Technicians

Lisa Gallery, RVT

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Lisa Gallery has always been involved with animals and veterinary medicine.  A native Oklahoman, she grew up riding horses and working on her brother’s cattle ranch in Bartlesville.  In 1988 after graduating from Holland Hall in Tulsa, she came to Oklahoma State University where she graduated in 1993 with a BS in Wildlife Ecology.   She began working as a veterinary assistant as a high school senior and continued throughout her college career.

Lisa came to the Veterinary Medical Hospital at Oklahoma State in 2001 as a Veterinary Assistant.  She took online courses from Cedar Valley College and graduated in 2004 with an AAS in Veterinary Technology allowing her to become a Registered Veterinary Technician.  She has worked throughout the small animal hospital and now joins the Ophthalmology department.  She has a special interest in equine cases.

In her spare time, she trains and shows Arabian horses in Competitive Trail, Calf Sorting, and Working Western classes.  She has multiple Top Ten Championships in Working Cowhorse and a National Championship on her own horse, Sogo Khemo in Reined Cowhorse.

Elissa Vogel, RVT

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Elissa Vogel is originally from the small town of Dalhart, Texas, where she was an avid participant in 4-H livestock shows. She moved to Stillwater in 2009 to pursue her degree in Animal Science at Oklahoma State University. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Science in 2013, and then went on to receive an Associate’s Degree in Veterinary Technology from OSU-OKC in 2016. Elissa became a Registered Veterinary Technician in August 2016. She began working at Oklahoma State University, in the Small Animal Surgery Department, in December 2016. Elissa’s primary interest is small animal surgery, and she hopes to eventually pursue a Veterinary Technician Specialty in surgery.

In her free time, Elissa enjoys spending time with her spoiled rotten chiweenies Bullet and Elli, and taming the wild beast that is her bottle kitten Pip.