News and updates, May 2018

Faculty and Staff

  • David Dorman leads a study on the potential olfactory prowess of dogs to detect certain forms of cancer.
  • The Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association showcases the CVM’s groundbreaking approach to ethical issues in veterinary medicine.
  • Video: Anthony Blikslager and Mathew Gerard part of team that took the first-ever CT scan of a live rhinoceros.
  • Steve Marks talks with WRAL about understanding the risks associated with anesthesia.
  • Eleanor Hawkins chats with PetMD about enrolling pets in clinical trials.
  • Sherry Buckles named CVM executive director of development.

Alumni and Students

  • Class of 2018 story: A community unlike any other for John Griffioen.
  • Class of 2018 story: The CVM community quickly felt like family to Sophie Amirsultan.
  • Class of 2018 Story: George Schaaf opened his mind and heart during his CVM journey.
  • Class of 2018 story: For Olivia Myers, becoming a veterinarian in North Carolina fulfills a lifelong dream.
  • Class of 2018 story: The CVM provided the foundation of an extraordinary future for Amanda Szucsik.
  • Class of 2018 story: Cathy Mittenson’s all-around unforgettable experience.
  • Student Voice: Sam Tucker, of the Class of 2021, is an Army lieutenant and soon-to-be veterinarian, generations in the making.
  • Erin Malone (Class of 1989) receives the Outstanding Faculty Award from the Minnesota Veterinary Medical Association. Malone is a professor at the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine.
  • Thomas Elding (master’s, 2001) named Petland’s consulting veterinarian.
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Donors and Support

  • Susan Bashford’s love of horses and other animals is the underlying theme of her life. It is now showcased in a donation to NC State’s Gallop of Honor.
  • When Ellen the pet rat with diagnosed with a particularly aggressive form of cancer, the CVM and the Petco Foundation stepped in to help.
  • A newly funded study led by Freya Mowat aims to help bring the American red wolf back from the brink of extinction.
  • Equine health projects from Lauren Schnabel and Jessica Gilbertie garner Morris Animal Foundation funding.