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Black hired as OSU veterinary college hospital director

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Kelly Black

Kelly Black, a 2001 OSU graduate, will become the director of OSU's director of the Boren Veterinary Teaching Hospital, the OSU College of Veterinary Medicine announced. 

After months of searching, OSU’s College of Veterinary Medicine found a new a hospital director.

The school named Kelly Black, a 2001 OSU graduate, as director of the Boren Veterinary Teaching Hospital.

“I am delighted to have Dr. Black join our college as hospital director,” said Dr. Carlos Risco, dean of the veterinary college. “Over the course of his 20-year career, Dr. Black has acquired many skills that will serve him well as he oversees hospital operations and encourages an environment of inclusivity and teamwork. His passion and commitment to veterinary medicine will have a great impact on our staff, faculty, students and clients, and we're excited to have him as part of our team.”

Black returns to Stillwater from the Veterinary Technology Program at Dallas College in Dallas. He operates as a professor and department chair. He also served as chair of the American Veterinary Medical Association Committee for Veterinary Technician Education and Activities and is board-certified in veterinary preventative medicine.

“My vision for the hospital is to restore and sustain crucial veterinary services to the Stillwater area,” Black said. “I am also committed to finding innovative ways to optimize student learning and to broaden our reach to underserved, rural regions of the state.

Black will oversee day-to-day operation of the facility. OSU does not subsidize the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital so it must generate income to cover operating costs. Black will start on June 1.

“I aim to assist in the recruitment and retention of veterinarians and staff, both at the OSU teaching hospital and throughout Oklahoma,” he said. “By working toward these goals, I hope to make a meaningful impact on the field of veterinary medicine in our state.”