NC State Veterinary Medicine News and Updates, April 2021

Donors and Support

  • After the NC State Veterinary Hospital treated their dog, Emma, for cancer, Kelly and Charlie Warner decided to honor the entire care team with an extraordinary gift. ow.ly/rkMO50EiF0R

Faculty and Staff

  • 4 CVM employees receive 2021 Awards for Excellence. ow.ly/VyHa50EyJVk
  • Erin Frey selected for NC State Impact Scholars inaugural class. ow.ly/ybXf50Ev6F7
  • Hospital team publishes groundbreaking bearded dragon cancer study. ow.ly/WfuO50Eu1YJ
  • Researchers led by Ke Cheng show exosome-coated stent heals vascular injury and repairs damaged tissue. ow.ly/9uoP50Et5Fr
Black rat snake

A black rat snake recently treated at the NC State Veterinary Hospital after swallowing a golf ball. They mistake them for eggs. Photo courtesy of Greg Lewbart.

  • A snake spotted on the Target shelves in Apex? Who you gonna call? Greg Lewbart. ow.ly/gV3p50Et4DA
  • Video: Margaret Gruen walks through several tips on dog bite prevention. youtube.com/watch?v=xP9bIOzl6hw&t=4s
  • The World Health Organization adopts a new approach to surveilling global antimicrobial resistance developed in partnership with the CVM. ow.ly/R1D350Epl15
  • New research co-authored by Jay Levine describes a new system to remotely monitor freshwater mussel behavior, which could be used to indicate toxic substances in aquatic ecosystems. ow.ly/ilmi50Eon2k
  • Steve Marks chats with WRAL about keeping pets safe outdoors this spring. ow.ly/wgbo50EmkIM
  • A study co-led by the CVM and UNC-Chapel Hill finds evidence of Bartonella infection in the blood of people with schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder. ow.ly/bml450EjDkD
  • David Dorman chats with Consumer Reports about banned modern pesticides. ow.ly/6jA950Ej1uo
  • Ravi Kulkarni talks with US Poultry about his research on enhancing the efficacy of infectious laryngotracheitis vaccines in chickens. ow.ly/5vGk50EiFXe

Students and Alumni

Grayson Walker

Dual DVM/Ph.D. student Grayson Walker. Photo by John Joyner/NC State Veterinary Medicine

  • The class of 2023’s Christian Capobianco talks with dvm360’s Vet Blast podcast about the life-changing experience that inspired him to become a wildlife veterinarian. ow.ly/EHFh50Es4iW
  • Ph.D. graduate Tyler Allen spoke at the NC Science Festival on April 28. ow.ly/PFrk50EonoY
  • Dual DVM/Ph.D. student Grayson Walker awarded a National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility Scientist Training Program fellowship. ow.ly/EI4350Enl3S
  • A fellowship project led by graduate student Teresa Tiedge and adviser Kelly Meiklejohn may provide a powerful new way to analyze crime scene evidence. ow.ly/8F6z50EhvnA