News and Updates, October 2018

Faculty and Staff

  • Study from Kenneth Royal, Katie Sheats and April Kedrowicz finds need for improved readability in veterinary information given to the public.
  • Dave Dorman shares his perspective on the state of research concerning cancer-sniffing dogs.
  • Groundbreaking genetic expression research co-investigated by Caroline Laplante receives National Science Foundation funding.
  • Anthony Blikslager discusses the hard decisions that need to be made involving horse colic surgery.
  • Steve Marks on the importance of vaccines and other preventive measures after a hurricane.
  • The CVM is a partner in a study receiving a $3.2 million grant to find ways to improve radiation treatment for dogs with sarcoma.
  • Research co-authored by Johanna Elfenbein, Trina Westerman and Katie Sheats shows just what makes Salmonella such a successful bacterium.
  • Researchers, including Gustavo Machado, calculate priority index for Leptospirosis risk in Brazil.
  • Sid Thakur named as a participant in the first NC State Global Engagement Institute.
  • New conference brings veterinarians and beekeepers together on the CVM campus.
  • CVM equine research projects receive USEA funding.
  • From editor Kenneth Royal, a new medical education journal is the first of its kind originating from a U.S. veterinary school.
  • With Andrew Rotz, the new director of personal and financial literacy, the CVM invests in financial counseling for students.
  • Grants awarded to Tobias Kaeser, Laurianne Van Landeghem and Amanda Ziegler for pilot studies on digestive diseases.

Alumni and Students

  • For the Class of 2019’s Alexandru Pop, a two-week relief mission in the wake of Hurricane Florence was an unforgettable lesson in humanity.
  • Kady Gjessing (DVM, ’94) will receive a NC State Distinguished Alumni Award at the annual Evening of the Stars Gala in November.
  • Kelly Hood, Class of 2019, wins Walkin’ Pets Veterinarian Scholarship.

Donors and Support

  • Family honors Kyle Mathews with a Coat of Excellence for the extraordinary care he gave their English bulldog.
  • A look at the sixth annual Kindred Companions Memorial Gathering.