Dr. Fred Rule has spent more than 50 years as veterinarian in western Oklahoma. After graduating from Kansas State University in 1964, he traveled to Oklahoma to work in equine medicine. He and two other KSU alumni took over a practice in Elk City, Okla., in the mid-1960s. Since then, the Kansas native has seen major changes in veterinary medicine including technology. In honor of his efforts, he received the 2014 Zoetis PRCA Veterinarian of the Year award.