FELINES’ FRIEND: Dr. Wynter Wheat Callison at her Paw Prints Veterinary Hospital, located at 8046 S. Memorial Dr. in Tulsa, where she has been located since 1992.
Dr. Wynter Wheat Callison has welcomed the opportunity to treat small animals at her practice entitled Paw Prints Veterinary Hospital for over 18 years.
Having always known that she wanted to be a veterinarian, Dr. Callison spent a lot of time with animals while growing up in the Pryor area. “I had two dogs that were more like siblings to me than pets since I was an only child. They greeted me when I came home from school and were my constant shadows until my parents got home from their long daily commutes.”
Following her passion, Dr. Callison attended Rogers State University and Northeastern State University where she earned a bachelor of science in biology. “I then went to Oklahoma State University for veterinary science and graduated in 1990.”
That year, her family moved to Catoosa where they remain today. “I knew then that I wanted to have my own practice.”
In 1992, Paw Prints opened its doors in South Tulsa. “The area was just beginning to grow and I thought that it would be a great location. I was criticized for the location by other doctors since there wasn’t much here at the time but I moved forward with my plans and am very thankful that I did.”
Establishing the practice was a very slow process. One at a time, once enough funds were saved, medical items were purchased. Soon the resources began to take shape and formed the practice that has been continually rated as one of the best in the area. Specifically from 2001 to 2010, Paw Prints was voted the Best Veterinary Hospital in South Tulsa in the GTR’s Best of the Best Contest.
The unique environment of the clinic has led many to return over and over through the years. “I think that our clinic is set apart from others in the area because we are very outgoing in the way that we communicate with clients. We are friendly, open and treat everyone like they are a member of the family.”
One of the most important goals that Dr. Callison has set for the practice is to provide the most innovative services that are available to clients. “A digital x-ray machine was recently added to our practice, which enables us to send radiographs to other practitioners and specialists around the country. Results may be read instantaneously during surgery or an exam.”
Veterinary services also include dentistry, cardiology, geriatrics, dermatology, pain management, glaucoma screening, behavior and nutritional counseling, microchip identification, preventive maintenance, professional all breed grooming, economical spaying and neutering, soft tissue and orthopedic surgery, cosmetic surgery, ear cropping and surgical or critical care monitoring of blood pressure, capnography and pulse oximetry.
Paw Prints offers a variety of boarding options as well. Within the clinic itself, size appropriate kennels are available and the animals receive plenty of attention throughout the day. “I came to realize that those with larger dogs wanted to know that they had plenty of room and exercise while being boarded. About ten years ago, I decided to begin to take the larger dogs home with me on my property in the country. It makes clients comfortable to know that their dogs are being looked after there. I have large covered runs with a lot of room for them to play.”
Dr. Callison has had the opportunity to follow her childhood dream and has immensely enjoyed the experience. “Knowing that I am making a difference in the lives of animals is very rewarding and every day brings something new to look forward to.”
The clinic is located at 8046 S. Memorial Dr. Hours are Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information about Paw Prints, visit www.pawprintsltd.net or call (918) 250-0883.