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Education & Research

Humane education for K-12 and Pre-K students

Mutt-i-grees® Curriculum is an innovative Pre-K through Grade 12 program that builds on children’s affinity for animals while teaching social and emotional skills. The Kirkpatrick Foundation hosted Mutt-i-grees® at two events in 2014 and welcomes any school interested in the program to find out more about how to get the program to your students.

Oklahoma 4-H is dedicated to helping Oklahoma youth to learn the life skills they need to be leaders of tomorrow, while also teaching its members that they can lead today. 4-H has several programs for students to raise and train companion and livestock animals.

Education about responsible pet ownership

The OK State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners protects the public from unprofessional, improper, incompetent and unlawful practice of veterinary medicine. If you or anyone you know sees medical malpractice of an Oklahoma veterinarian, please go here to contact the board:

Access to rural veterinarians

The Oklahoma Veterinary Medical Association is a professional trade organization for veterinarians and its mission is to advance excellence, professionalism, education and ethics in veterinary medicine in Oklahoma.

Research into animal diseases

Oklahoma State University’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences’s mission is to educate Oklahoma veterinarians for a lifetime of investigation, innovation, and care and protection of animal health. For more information about the research and veterinarians the school produces, please go here:

Research into human psychology and physiology and the human-animal bond

Institute for Human-Animal Connection, University of Denveris a center for the study of the interrelationship and health of people, animals, and the environment.

Animals & Society Institute is a non-profit, independent research and educational organization that advances the status of animals in public policy, and promotes the study of human-animal relationships.