6705 E. 51st Street S.
Tulsa, OK 74145
After growing up in Columbus, Kansas, Dr. Capron attended Kansas State and earned his bachelor’s degree in biological sciences, and his doctorate of veterinary medicine degree in 1965. After graduating, he enlisted in the United States Air Force Veterinary Corps and served as a captain for two years. In 1967, Dr. Capron opened Tulsa's Capron Veterinary Hospital & Dental Clinic For Pets, where he
continues to serve as director and
owner. As a specialist in veterinary
dentistry, Dr. Capron practices periodontics, orthodontics and endodontics.
He also performs a variety of oral surgeries, including cancer removal.
Dr. Capron says he became interested in dentistry when he was in the Air Force Veterinary Corps. As a captain, he was required to cross-train, and to observe dentists and surgeons operate on soldiers. “I saw a dentist perform a root canal once, and it always stayed in the back of my mind,” Dr. Capron says. “After I opened my veterinary practice, I started reading up on dentistry and found out what an interesting field it was.”
In 1991, Dr. Capron became a fellow of the Academy of Veterinary Dentistry. Then, in 1997, he became a diplomate of the American Veterinary Dental College. He says 60 to 75 percent of his caseload concerns dentistry.
Having a veterinarian in his family inspired Dr. Capron to pursue the career. His uncle, Dr. Dan Paradee Kansas State CVM class of 1950, owned a dairy practice in Wisconsin.
“My uncle was very instrumental in my
interest in veterinary medicine,” Dr.
Capron said. “I thought I would have a
dairy practice like him, but I saw a small
animal surgery my third year of college
and decided that was for me.’”
Continuing the family tradition, Dr. Capron’s brother also graduated with a doctorate of veterinary medicine degree from Kansas State in 1965. Dr. Capron’s son earned his DVM from Oklahoma State University in 1996. Dr. Capron’s son also specializes in veterinary dentistry in Austin, TX.
Dr. Capron and his wife have three children: One daughter is a registered nurse in Tulsa, one son is a police officer in Tulsa, and his other son is a veterinarian in Austin, Texas. Dr. Capron has seven grandchildren.
Dr. Capron and his Wife (Right) and the Dean, Dr. Ralph Richardson and His Wife
Dr. Capron received a 2007 Alumni Recognition Award.
Dr. Capron, of Tulsa, Oklahoma, was chosen to receive a 2007 Alumni Recognition Award by the Kansas State College of Veterinary Medicine and its Veterinary Medicine Alumni Association. He was honored for his time and effort dedicated to veterinary medicine and for being an exceptional role model for
Dr. Capron received the award during a reception at the Western Veterinary Conference on Feb. 19, in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Kenneth M. Capron, DVM, FAVD, Diplomate AVDC