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Dr. Marine Traverson displays a 3D printed model to a student while working with a dog.

May 1, 2023

Class of 2023: How a COVID Cancellation Led to Fateful Fallout

By Abby Cox Laws In 2019, I started veterinary school focused on laboratory animal medicine. I had participated in a wide variety of research opportunities that fostered an appreciation for the role that animals can play in medical discovery and advancement.  With this in mind, I knew that I wanted to take advantage of NC State’s… 

Shanna Rayburn, center, won the Linda Manning Memorial Award for Veterinary Technicians

Apr 28, 2023

College of Veterinary Medicine Bestows Honors, Celebrates Award Winners

The NC State College of Veterinary Medicine community gathered Thursday for festivities to honor faculty and staff members, including those who have won awards throughout the academic year, and to bestow the college’s own awards. 

Christian Capobianco worked with red pandas during an externship

Apr 24, 2023

Class of 2023: An Amazingly Memorable Walk on the Wild Side

As a kid, I visited Disney’s Animal Kingdom and was amazed watching the veterinarians in their on-show veterinary window treat exotic animals like lions and gorillas. I knew at that moment that I wanted to be an “animal doctor” and that I wanted to work with the wild ones. When I was completing my undergraduate… 

Mack Kestler and his dog Brandi

Apr 18, 2023

A Decade-Plus Later, A Heartfelt Thank You to NC State Cardiologist

When an email from Mack Kestler, a Florida truck driver, arrived unexpectedly in her inbox, Dr. Terri DeFrancesco easily conjured up fond memories of him and his little dog Brandi even though nearly 13 years had passed since their last encounter. An incredibly nice man, she recalled, salt of the earth. Critically ill dog he… 

Dr. Anthony Blikslager and Dr. Duncan Lascelles

Apr 13, 2023

2 Veterinary Professors Receive Alumni Association Awards

The NC State Alumni Association has recognized two longtime College of Veterinary Medicine professors with prestigious awards for 2023. Dr. Duncan Lascelles, professor in small animal surgery and pain management, was given the Distinguished Graduate Professor Award, and Dr. Anthony Blikslager, professor of equine surgery and head of the Department of Clinical Sciences, received the Outstanding… 

Apr 11, 2023

NC State’s New Standing CT a Game-Changer for Equine Care

Now, our equine experts can scan the heads and throat latches of horses without having to put the animals under anesthesia. 

Dr. Lauren Schnabel and Dr. Katie Sheats applied for the grant from the NC Horse Council.

Apr 6, 2023

NC Horse Council Helps NC State Care for On-Campus Herds

The NC Horse Council has awarded a grant to the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine to help the college care for its on-campus horses that participate in the advancement of equine health and translational medicine. “We are thrilled that the NC Horse Council has chosen to help support the animals that are critical to equine… 

Dr. Margaret Gruen

Apr 4, 2023

New Initiative: NC State Answering Demand for a Feline Health Center

The NC State College of Veterinary Medicine is emphasizing the need for cat-focused care by creating a Feline Health Center, consolidating all of its feline expertise under one umbrella. 

Fourth-year student Francess Blake intubates a feral cat on the mobile hospital.

Apr 3, 2023

March News and Updates: Overwhelming Success for Day of Giving and Open House

In the Spotlight ALL ABOARD! The NC State Mobile Veterinary Hospital frequently travels around the state to help communities with spaying and neutering feral and waiting-to-be-adopted animals. The hospital, directed by Dr. Kelli Ferris, recently spent a day sterilizing feral cats at the Chatham County Sheriff’s Animal Rescue Center, giving fourth-year students a chance to work… 

The Grover family from Burgaw, North Carolina, attended the Open House 2023.

Mar 28, 2023

Open House 2023: ‘It’s important for kids to see what they dream about’

Periodic rain couldn’t dampen the excitement as the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine revived its popular Open House after a three-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Community members by the hundreds strolled by the tents of local animal rescue groups, through the halls of the hospital, health and wellness center and research building and…