News and Updates, October 2019

Faculty and Staff

  • Elizabeth Lucas receives a Brain & Behavior Research Foundation Young Investigator Grant for a study on why women experience more fear-based psychiatric conditions than men.
  • Lauren Schnabel named co-associate director of the Functional Tissue Engineering Program at the Comparative Medicine Institute.
  • Vet techs are key to helping underserved rural areas, says Geof Smith.
  • A study with authors including Jody Gookin, Barbara Sherry and Derek Foster reveals a key way the gut battles infections.
  • A study led by Santosh Mishra is the first to pinpoint and detail the intricate pathways of itch in canines.
  • The National Institutes of Health awards a $1.5 million grant to a study co-led by Caroline Laplante aiming to unlock some of the mysteries of cell division.
  • Canine health studies from Natasha Olby and Erin Keenihan receive Morris Animal Foundation funding.
  • Meet Jori Vasgaard, director of the new Reedy Creek Equine Farm.
  • Meet Laura Castro, a new CVM student counselor. /
  • Natasha Olby talks to DVM 360 about the CVM’s groundbreaking study on canine encephalitis.
  • Research led by Santosh Mishra sheds light on what fuels hypersensitivity to pain.
  • An equine colic research project from Megan Burke is one of just 12 horse health studies nationwide receiving new Morris Animal Foundation funding.

 In the Spotlight

Take a look at a recent red wolf root canal at the CVM.

Alumni and Students

  • Five CVM students working toward a certificate in global health share the results of their 10-week studies in Africa.
  • The Class of 2023’s Chandler and Chelsea Drumgoole, the first twins to enroll in the same CVM class, come to the college with a shared dedication to veterinary medicine and unending sibling support.
  • The Class of 2023’s Gabe Steinman learned a lot about what it takes to be a successful vet — including the power of kindness — from his dad, 1995 CVM grad Tim Steinman.

Donors and Support

  • The Class of 1995’s Cindy Stubbs transforms her horse barn into a haunted fundraiser for the CVM. 
  • Established by alumni Rebecca and Jim Robbins, the new Rebecca C. Robbins Scholarship Endowment helps students with a strong interest in research pursue a degree in veterinary medicine with an emphasis in swine medicine.