News and Updates, April 2019

Faculty and Staff

  • The NC State Veterinary Hospital helps a lost seal pup find his way.
  • In a new NC State podcast, Ed Breitschwerdt discusses the ever-fascinating bacteria Bartonella.
  • Brenda Stevens talks with ABC 11 about what pet owners should know about CBD products.
  • Allen Cannedy talked with Podcast a Vet about his dedication to inclusion in veterinary medicine.
  • Ke Cheng is inducted into the prestigious American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering.
  • Meet Julie Balko, assistant professor of anesthesiology.
  • Meet Mike Cissell, equine emergency service clinical veterinarian.
  • Meet Daniel Duffy, assistant professor of orthopedic surgery.
  • Meet Jesse Watson, academic initiatives program manager.
  • Meet Andrea Murr, anesthesia veterinary technician.
  • Andy Stringer discusses veterinary medicine’s integral role in combating global health issues on an episode of the CVM’s PawCast.
  • Kristen Messenger honored with SAVMA Teaching Excellence Award.
  • Cataract surgery performed by Hans Westermeyer restores vision for two beloved pet rabbits.
  • Amanda Ziegler presents her findings on how firocoxib can help equine colic patients.
  • Hans Westermeyer discusses launching a study identifying anatomical features that predict when a glaucoma attack will occur.
  • Sara Beth Routh leads the Teaching Animal Unit with determination and approachability.
  • The CVM global health program awards its first research seed grant to Gustavo Machado for a project to help prevent infectious disease outbreaks.
  • Five CVM employees win 2019 Awards for Excellence.

Alumni and Students

  • Ten CVM students are among the winners of 2019 scholarships from Zoetis and the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges.
  • Dual DVM/Ph.D. student Amanda Kortum receives a coveted National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility Scientist Training Program fellowship from the USDA.
  • Lizabeth Rennecker awarded the CVM’s first-ever certificate in global health.
  • Research projects from Ankita Gupta, Annie Wang, Anne White and Mallory Brown earn the George H. Hitchings New Investigator Award in Health Research.
  • The Class of 2019’s Kristyn Commerford rolls throughout the Sandhills with her mobile vet clinic.
  • Harry Snelson, Class of 1990, talks fighting disease and he begins his tenure as director of the American Association of Swine Veterinarians.

Donors and Support

  • Her dog changed lives. Now it’s Mary Jo Pringle’s turn.
  • For Jack the cat, happiness at last thanks to help from the Petco Foundation and Blue Buffalo Cancer Treatment Fund.