News and Updates, June 2019

Faculty and Staff

  • Research projects from Lauren Schnabel and Brian Gilger awarded funding from the North Carolina Translational and Clinical Sciences Institute.
  • The Pilot gets a behind-the-scenes tour of the Equine Health Center at Southern Pines from Scott Bailey.
  • An NC State research team that includes CVM faculty is leading a revolution in regenerative medicine. 
  • Craig Harms continues his work evaluating the health of leatherback turtles first tagged in 2017 as part of the Atlantic Marine Assessment Program for Protected Species.
  • Middle schoolers explore veterinary careers through a camp led by Allen Cannedy.
  • Anthony Blikslager offers his insight on preventing horse colic during the Equine Science Society symposium.
  • Meet Deidre Bruce, director of development for giving and engagement with the North Carolina Veterinary Medical Foundation.
  • Timo Prange talks cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma with renowned equine veterinarian Derek Knottenbelt for a new Equine Veterinary Education podcast.
  • Suzanne Kennedy-Stoskopf talks about the spread of the dangerous deer chronic wasting disease in the U.S.
  • Lauren Schnabel and Jessica Gilbertie discuss their innovative study involving a specialized biologic that helps the immune system recognize bacteria and work in concert with antibiotics. 
  • A look at this year’s release season at the Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center with Craig Harms and the Class of 2020’s Jeffrey Tyrrell.
  • For the first time, CVM researchers find the gene mcr-3.1, which gives Salmonella resistance to last-resort antibiotics, in a human patient in the United States.
  • Meet Candice Tart, a surgery and sterile processing technician at the NC State Veterinary Hospital.
  • Meet Beth Mancini, animal attendant at the Equine and Farm Animal Veterinary Center.

Alumni and Students

  • Through her leadership with the American Association of Avian Pathologists, the Class of 2017’s Sarah Reichelt is helping to ensure that women feel supported as they launch careers in poultry medicine.
  • The Class of 2017’s Elizabeth Punger talks about her rewarding career as a military veterinarian at the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio.
  • The Class of 2021’s Dyan DeProspero, and the Class of 2022’s Tyler Myers and Courtney Wicker, awarded American Kennel Club outreach scholarships.
  • Postdoctoral research scholar Sam Erwin focuses on antibiotic resistance at the CVM, but off campus you’ll likely find her riding horses competitively..

Donors and Support

  • North Carolina business icon Jerry Wordsworth’s generous gift shows his passionate support for the CVM.
  • Dick and Donna Johnson’s beloved Australian shepherd, Zora, received the best care possible at the NC State Veterinary Hospital. They decided to show their appreciation in a most generous way.
  • When rescue dog Zeevy was diagnosed with cancer, the NC State Veterinary Hospital, the Petco Foundation and Blue Buffalo were there every step of the way.