News and updates, August 2017

Faculty and Staff

  • David Dorman helps to shape the Environmental Protection Agency’s strategies on how chemicals affect human health.
  • A CVM-sponsored health education journal, lead by Kenneth Royal, launches next summer.
  • James Guy receives the 2017 Phibro Animal Health Excellence in Poultry Research Award from the American Association of Avian Pathologists.
  • Dean Paul Lunn named secretary of the American Association of Veterinary Medical Colleges.
  • Ed Breitschwerdt given the 2017 Asa Mays DVM Award for Excellence in Canine Health Research from the American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation.
  • Duncan Lascelles honored with the 2017 American Veterinary Medical Foundation/Winn Feline Foundation Excellence in Feline Research Award.
  • Harrison Dudley named Young Veterinarian of the Year by the North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association.
  • A novel solution for an injured turtle: Human-like dentistry.
  • Q&A: Why Jody Gookin says her work is sometimes like “MythBusters.”
  • CVM’s prosthetics work featured in an American Veterinarian overview of the history and advancing technology of the specialized service.

Alumni and Students

  • Graduate student Emily Martin, recently awarded a $75,000 scholarship, makes a big impact on equine medicine.
  • Class of 2021 profile: Big change, exciting future for Dylan Harver.
  • Class of 2021 profile: Army Staff Sgt. Dawn Torrisi has led a life full of service and sacrifice.
  • Class of 2021 profile: For Shayla Jackson, coming to the CVM is a destiny fulfilled.
  • Graduate student Tyler Allen wins first place in the 2017 NC State Research Image Contest; Professor Andy Stringer nabs a second place award.
  • For nearly 30 years, Bovine Educational Symposium — also known as Cowabunga — has provided immersive, eye-opening experiences for CVM students.
  • Annable Scholar Kate Thomas of the Class of 2019 calls her scholarship “life-changing.”
  • It’s a very different kind off summer school for students in the Veterinary Scholars Program.

Donors and Support

  • A generous grant from the Petco Foundation helps save the life of Lucky, a golden retriever suffering from cancer.
  • Internal medicine professor Shelly Vaden discusses making donations to the CVM in areas with the biggest need.
  • The NC State Mobile Field Hospital, led by Kelli Ferris and operated entirely on North Carolina Veterinary Medical Foundation donations, helps ensure the safety of pets during hurricanes and other natural disasters.