News and updates, March 2018

Faculty and Staff

  • David Dorman talks with WRAL about what pet owners need to know about dogs and toxic mushrooms.
  • Christopher Walker outlines how 3-D printing makes anatomy more accessible for CVM students.
  • With perseverance and passion, the equine service saves the life of a very uncommon friend.
  • Professor emeritus Paul Orndorff’s research part of study pinpointing new compounds that could reduce Listeria’s virulence.
  • The CVM’s Advanced Clinical and Professional Communication class builds DVM skills one conversation at a time.
  • Geof Smith discusses dealing with calf dehydration issues.
  • Lisa Duff receives NC State Outstanding Teacher Award.
  • Sid Thakur earns grant to form antimicrobial resistance surveillance partnerships in India.
  • Kris Alpi awarded a scholarship for a global health project aiming to break down veterinary library borders.


Alumni and Students

  • Student voice: The class of 2018’s John Griffioen reflects on the global power of veterinary medicine following a trip to the Galápagos Islands.
  • Six CVM students receive honors from the American Association of Swine Veterinarians Foundation.
  • Students compete in NC State’s Graduate Student Research Symposium (, bringing home a second-place award.
  • Merck Animal Health and the American Association of Avian Pathologists Foundation award scholarships to three students dedicated to poultry health.
  • Two students receive scholarships from the American Veterinary Medical Foundation and Merck Animal Health.
  • Graduate student Jessica Gilbertie garners funding for groundbreaking equine medicine research.

Donors and Support

  • A once-neglected stray dog receives an unforgettable memorial.
  • Bella the Labrador retriever was diagnosed with colon cancer last year. Thanks to help from a Petco Foundation grant, her health is better than ever.
  • A tireless athlete and lifelong friend joins the Gallop of Honor.