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Paul L. Welch

Dr. Paul Welch graduated from the Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1981. After working for 2 years as a staff veterinarian at another veterinary hospital in Tulsa, Dr. Welch established Forest Trails Animal Hospital in late 1983.

Dr. Welch has been and continues to be active in many veterinary organizations. He has served as President of the Tulsa County Veterinary Association as well as President of the Association of Avian Veterinarians. Dr. Welch has been the recipient of the Small Animal Practitioner of the year by the OVMA as well as the President’s Award for Outstanding Service to the Profession by the AAV. Dr. Welch can also be seen each Friday on KOTV Channel 6’s noon show, answering pet questions on “Vet on Call”.

Dr. Welch has been married to Sarah for 35+ years and has 2 grown daughters, Megan and Jennifer. He is very active at Kirk of the Hills Church in Tulsa, as well as Christian Veterinary Mission where he has served on many short-term mission teams. His hobbies and interests are Christian apologetics, Christian missions, cooking, golf, and martial arts.

Dr. Welch is currently active in the following organizations:

  • American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)
  • Oklahoma Veterinary Medical Association (OVMA)
  • Tulsa County Veterinary Medical Association (TCVMA)
  • Association of Avian Veterinarians (AAV)
  • Association of Reptile and Amphibian Veterinarians (ARAV)
  • Association of Exotic Mammal Veterinarians (AEMV)