News and Updates, January 2017

Faculty and Staff

  • Edward Breitschwerdt, Allen Cannedy honored by the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges.
  • Steve Marks discusses common illnesses shared by humans and pets with WRAL.
  • Laura L. Nelson of Michigan State University appointed associate dean and director of academic affairs at the CVM.

CVM Research 

  • Morris Animal Foundation awards highly competitive feline health grants to Paul Hess and Duncan Lascelles.
  • Research from Ke Cheng and his team finds that synthetic stem cells could offer therapeutic benefits and reduced risks.
  • The Consortium for Canine Comparative Oncology, a collaboration between the CVM and the Duke Cancer Institute, to host second symposium on Feb. 17.
  • Kenneth Adler’s groundbreaking cancer research, decades in the making, showcased on UNC-TV’s “NC Now.”

Alumni and Students

  • Ethan Hefner one of six 2016 veterinary graduates awarded a scholarship from the American Association of Equine Practitioners Foundation.
  • Dual DVM/Ph.D. candidate Danielle Mzyk awarded inaugural scholarship from the American Veterinary Medical Foundation.
  • Jennifer Federico (DVM, ’08) leads the Wake County Animal Center with tireless, innovative vision.
  • Amie Pflaum, class of 2020, encourage students to commit their lives to service during a Stellar Student Series talk.
  • Future farm animal veterinarians trained in a new program for effective drug use as part of CVM’s Continuing Veterinary Medical Education program.

Donors and support

  • The Fritz and Softy Equine Scholarship supports a dedication to equine medicine.
  • NC State, UNC-Pembroke sign veterinary scholars agreement to help make veterinary medicine careers more accessible to historically underrepresented groups.
  • A grant from the Petco Foundation seeks to increase understanding of how to treat cancers in exotic animals.
  • The Equine Memorial Program Fund continues to further the educational goals of aspiring equine veterinarians.