News and Updates, January 2020

Faculty and Staff

  • New to the CVM family: Meet Sarah Townsend, assistant professor of soft tissue and oncologic surgery.
  • Meet Meri Wickenhofer, counseling services associate.
  • Meet Ashley Bell, clinical veterinary pharmacist.
  • When both sides of Amelia’s udder kept unexpectedly lactating even after medication, the farm animal service team tried a different approach for the beloved pet goat.
  • Researchers including Ed Breitschwerdt and Erin Lashnits find a high amount of Bartonella bacteria in tumors and tissues in dogs with hemangiosarcoma.
  • Rocio Crespo launches the CVM’s first poultry mobile service.
  • Anthony Blikslager offers insight on the different types of equine colic.
  • Visiting researcher and Fulbright Scholar Valeriia Yustyniuk from Ukraine chats about coming to the CVM to study food security with professor Maria Correa.
  • One of the CVM’s biggest initiatives of the new year: “building an inclusive college community and a culture of pride and integrity,” says Sheri Renno.
  • David Dorman blogs about his experience as a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Eastern Finland – Kuopio.
  • Geof Smith sheds light on how best to care for dairy calves during winter.
  • Scientific American highlights the CVM’s translational cancer research.
  • Margaret Gruen talks with Woman’s Day about the complexities of canine intelligence.
  • Jody Gookin discusses canine gallbladder mucoceles, an increasingly common and potentially deadly disease, with the Morris Animal Foundation.

Alumni and Students

  • The Class of 2011’s Sara Dillon Hough named regional technical services manager for DSM.
  • For the Class of 2021’s Cheryl Heitzman, working with the CVM’s Turtle Rescue Team has been unforgettable.
  • The Class of 2022’s Anna Beam-Mitchell takes her love of exercise to the next level as an NC State Wellness and Recreation fitness instructor.

Donors and Support

  • Thanks to support from the Petco Foundation and the Blue Buffalo Cancer Fund, Carmen Hathcock and her family were able to spend more previous time with their ferret, Harley.
  • Rottweiler Mick was treated for osteosarcoma with a therapeutic combination never attempted before, thanks to help from the Petco Foundation and the Blue Buffalo Cancer Fund.