News and updates, April 2018

Faculty and Staff

  • Ed Breitschwerdt receives the Melanie S. Steele Distinguished Professorship in Medicine.
  • Natasha Olby discusses a clinical trial on how electromagnetic field therapy may help dogs recovering from spinal surgery.
  • Casey Theriot is the corresponding author of a study that finds antibiotic use creates a “banquet” for Clostridium difficile.
  • Research projects from Jody Gookin, Michael Nolan, Santosh Mishra and Duncan Lascelles awarded Winn Feline Foundation grants.
  • Barbara Sherman offers advice on helping dogs suffering from thunderstorm anxiety.
  • The synthetic cardiac stem cell research of Ke Cheng featured in a story on “The Future of Medicine.”
  • Anthony Blikslager fields questions from horse owners during live podcast about recognizing and preventing equine colic.
  • CVM clinicians are testing a treatment for severe bleeding that could significantly advance care for dogs suffering from traumatic injuries.
  • Andy Stringer receives inaugural Soulsby Fellowship for an antimicrobial resistance project in Ethiopia.
  • Q&A: Clinician-scientist Johanna Elfenbein is committed to improving horse health.
  • The CVM’s partnership with the Karen Beasley Sea Turtle and Rehabilitation Center featured in a cover story on the organization in SE North Carolina magazine.
  • Network of veterinarians, including Craig Harms, focuses on sea turtle conservation.

 In the Spotlight

House Games II: Saturday, April 28 marks the second year of the CVM’s House System, (a college-wide wellness initiative), second house games tournament. During the year, house members earned points for involvement in various activities promoting physical and mental health, cultural awareness and intellectual curiosity. Saturday, the four houses will compete for the house cup.

Alumni and Students

  • New master’s program between the CVM and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Gillings School of Public Health offers global health focus for veterinary students.
  • WRAL interviews Ph.D. student Tyler Allen about his cancer research and Forbes 30 Under 30 recognition.
  • Team of first-year CVM students take home first place in a dairy challenge at the Zoetis-Ohio State Food Animal Medicine Student Symposium.
  • Highlights from the highly successful 2018 Open House.


Donors and Support

Petco Foundation grants help in the following cases:

  • A cancer treatment approach for Jenna the dog, targeting tumors without damaging surrounding healthy tissue.