Southwestern Oklahoma State University
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Two SWOSU Students Accepted for Early Admission to Vet School


Two Southwestern Oklahoma State University students majoring in biology have been selected for early admission to the Oklahoma State University Doctor in Veterinary Medicine Program.

Amber Powers of Loco and Braye Riseley of Weatherford have been selected for early admission to the OSU Veterinary Medicine.

The early admission program offers an opportunity for students with superior academic performance to commit to their veterinary medical career goals early in the educational process. Students accepted to the program agree to complete their bachelor's degree with the pre-veterinary required courses and maintain a grade point average of 3.5 each semester of their undergraduate education. 

Both Powers and Riseley are currently pursuing the Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences, Environmental and Organismal Biology option.

Powers’ prior experience with animals includes participating in 4-H competitions, shadowing veterinarians and observing veterinarians while performing numerous surgeries.  

Riseley's previous involvement with animals includes working with cattle at her family farm, shadowing veterinarians, completing research on feline oral health, and pet sitting animals ranging from cats to a twenty-five sow show pig operation.

Dr. Andrea Holgado, chair of the SWOSU Department of Biological Sciences, said the early acceptance into the DMV program at OSU is a milestone that brings them one step closer to fulfilling their career goals.