Senate Minutes with Senator Chuck Hall

Senate Minutes with Senator Chuck Hall

The 2019 legislative session is officially adjourned.  When the session began there was a strong feeling of optimism about what could be accomplished—by the time we concluded our work, it was obvious that those hopes were right on target.  This was an excellent session for the citizens of our great state. We were able to […]

Ask Dr. Anna: 5 pet safety tips during storm season

Ask Dr. Anna: 5 pet safety tips during storm season

Storm season is here! In Oklahoma, we know about the threats of lightning, hail, flooding, and tornadoes. Our pets need shelter from the storms, too. Here are some tips for pet safety during this dangerous season. 5 pet safety tips Make sure your pets have appropriate shelter. If your pets can’t come inside with you […]

Rep. Mize: Legislative session ends, interim studies begin soon

Rep. Mize: Legislative session ends, interim studies begin soon

The Legislature finished business last Thursday, but we officially adjourned “sine die” on Friday, May 31 at 5 p.m. We’ve had a very successful session and passed bills covering everything from education to government transparency to nursing home funding.  Last week, the Governor officially signed the historic $8.1 billion budget for Fiscal Year 2020. After […]

Ask Dr. Anna: Four common pet household toxins

Ask Dr. Anna: Four common pet household toxins

At Guthrie Pet Hospital, we receive calls daily about pets ingesting something in their environment.  There are many household toxins that are toxic to pets.  It’s important to be aware of the most common toxins so that you can keep your pet from harm’s way. Read more: Four common pet household toxins

Rep. Mize: Legislature proposes budget, begins hearing measures

Rep. Mize: Legislature proposes budget, begins hearing measures

With the end of session drawing closer, I joined my colleagues in the Legislature and the Governor to announce our budget agreement on Wednesday. This year’s historic budget is fiscally responsible and well-thought out. We’re accomplishing a lot this year without introducing any new taxes! Education remains a top priority for us. The budget includes […]

Senate Minutes with State Senator Chuck Hall

Senate Minutes with State Senator Chuck Hall

Without a doubt, no one agency, no one elected official ever gets everything they want in the budget.  But I believe when you take into account the priorities we outlined at the beginning of the session and our desire to strengthen our state’s core services, the 2020 fiscal year budget is the top achievement of […]

Senate Minutes with State Senator Chuck Hall

Senate Minutes with State Senator Chuck Hall

With our passage of legislation giving the governor the power to directly hire and fire directors at five of the state’s top agencies, the confirmation process is even more important.  It means we must thoroughly vet nominees as they appear before our committees to determine if that nomination should proceed to the floor.  It’s a […]

Ask Dr. Anna: Orphaned Wildlife – What do I do now?

Ask Dr. Anna: Orphaned Wildlife – What do I do now?

Anyone who spends any time outside is eventually bound to come across what looks like orphaned wildlife. Bunnies, birds, and kittens are the most frequently found and are responsible for the majority of calls for help from veterinarians. People are unsure if they should touch the animal, fearing the scent of a human will cause […]

Senate Minutes with State Senator Chuck Hall

Senate Minutes with State Senator Chuck Hall

Once again, we’re heading into another major deadline—April 25 is the last day for the full Senate to vote on bills that were sent over by the House.  That deadline comes just two weeks after the final day for Senate committees to consider legislation from across the rotunda.  We had a short session week last […]

Column: Hail season has arrived, is your home ready?

Column: Hail season has arrived, is your home ready?

By: Blake WimseySpecial to Guthrie News Page Blake Wimsey operates Foundation Insurance in downtown Guthrie With storm season officially upon us here in Oklahoma, here are some helpful tips to help get you (and your home) through the Spring. Have your roof checked Our roofs are the first line of defense against Oklahoma weather. Find a reputable roofer […]

Ask Dr. Anna: Help control the pet population

Ask Dr. Anna: Help control the pet population

Spring is the beginning of warmer weather and longer days.  Spring leads to blooming flowers, budding trees, and baby animals.  In fact, 70,000 puppies and kittens are born every day.   At this alarming rate, things can get out of hand rather quickly.  For instance, one intact female cat and all her offspring will produce 11,606,077 […]

Senate Minutes with State Senator Chuck Hall

Senate Minutes with State Senator Chuck Hall

With the second week of April underway, we are ten weeks into the 2019 legislative session, and quickly approaching the Thursday, April 11 deadline for Senate committees to consider legislation that was originally introduced in the House of Representatives.  I serve as vice-chair of the Senate Finance Committee, and from time to time I am […]

Ask Dr. Anna: Beware of lethal change in rat poison

Ask Dr. Anna: Beware of lethal change in rat poison

Due to a 2011 EPA regulation, household rat poisons such as d-CON are changing their active ingredient from a second- generation (long-acting) anticoagulant to a first-generation (short-acting) anticoagulant.  These changes are rolling out this year.  Because rat poison is one of the most common toxicities that we see in veterinary medicine, it’s important to understand […]

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