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News and updates, February 2018

Faculty and Staff

  • Jay Levine discusses how to reproduce freshwater mussels in captivity as a new highway threatens two vulnerable species.
  • The CVM enters educational partnership with animal health company Ceva for veterinarians in Latin America.
  • New ethics committee aims to help veterinarians navigate complex care situations.
  • The Equine Health Center at Southern Pines expands its quarantine services.
  • Derek Foster, Duncan Lascelles awarded pharmacology research grants from the American Medical Foundation and the Veterinary Pharmacology Research Foundation.
  • Geof Smith featured in a DTN Progressive Farmer article on the importance of a calf’s first milk. 
  • New exhibit at the CVM celebrates the history of horses and humans competing together.
  • New research from Duncan Lascelles on osteoarthritis makes the case for companion animals holding the key to better treatment for human pain.
  • Dave Dorman named a Fulbright Specialist, set to guest lecture in Australia.
  • Anthony Blikslager leads a live tour of the equine hospital for the NC State Alumni Association.
  • Sid Thakur discusses making global health a priority.

Alumni and Students

  • DVM/Ph.D student Danielle Mzyk reflects on the power of a veterinary mentorship.
  • Under the groundbreaking House System, the CVM is a school united.
  • Katherine Pankratz, a clinical behavior medicine resident, receives the Resident Best Paper Award from the Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery.
  • Karen MacFadden Hinkley, Class of 1986, finds a career path reflecting her passion for both veterinary and human medicine.
  • Postdoctoral student Joshua Fletcher receives a two-year training grant through NC State-UNC’s Center for Gastrointestinal Biology and Disease.

Donors and Support

  • Cat with nasal tumor gets support with help from a Petco Foundation grant.
  • Thanks to a generous gift, researchers in the college will take the lead in addressing the challenges of keeping our older pets alive and well longer: