Sewell Animal Hospital

638 S Main
McAlester, OK 74501


About Us
Veterinary Certificate

Sewell Animal Hospital is a well-established, full-service, small animal veterinary hospital providing comprehensive medical, surgical and dental care. The various other pages of this website will provide you with various detail on the services and care our clinic provides.

This page, however, we would like to focus on the "well-established" aspect of this clinic. Dr. F.Y.S. Moore began practicing veterinary medicine on this very plot of land by at least 1920. As a graduate from Ontario, he received his veterinary certificate from the state of Oklahoma in 1918 (see image to right). He practice veterinary medicine in the building pictured below until 1957 when he turned his clinic over to Dr. T.A. Byrd.


Dr. Byrd 

Dr. Byrd was a graduate of Oklahoma A&M Veterinary College in 1953. His high quality care and devotion to the veterinary profession earned him honors as a College of Veterinary Medicine Distinguished Graduate in 1991. Prior to that, Dr. Byrd had retired from actively practicing medicine but had left his clinic in the competent hand of Dr. Ronald Richardson. The image below is of Dr. Byrds clinic.

Byrd Animal Hospital

Dr. Richardson took over the practice in 1984 shortly after graduating from Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine. He remodeled what was originally a mixed animal practice into a small animal exclusive veterinary hospital in 1998. After over 26 years of practicing first class veterinary medicine, Dr. Richardson was looking to retire. In January of 2010, Dr. Ashley Sewell arrived at Richardson Animal Hospital for a three week internship. As it turned out, this internship also served as a thorough interview since Dr. Richardson was not turning the practice that he, Dr. Moore, and Dr. Byrd had nurtured over to simply the first vet to walk through his door. His impression was that Dr. Sewell proved herself a competent and driven veterinarian just like all those before her. On May 15, 2010 she became responsible for holding up the legacy of this well-established clinic.

Rabies Tag 1924      Rabies Tab 1940

Rabies Tag 1924                                Rabies Tab 1940

Both were found on the premise of this clinic.