News and Updates, Spring 2020

Faculty and Staff

  • The NC State Veterinary Hospital continues to see emergency and urgent patients only and follows a new protocol.
  • Chancellor Randy Woodson visits the CVM campus to highlight the remarkable work of faculty and staff at the Teaching Animal Unit and NC State Veterinary Hospital.
  • Dean Paul Lunn interviewed by WRAL on the first COVID-19 cases involving domestic cats.
  • Five CVM staff members win Awards for Excellence.
  • Paula Cray honored with NC State Outstanding Global Engagement Award.
  • A study co-authored by Margaret Gruen outlines differences in pain sensitivity within dog breeds.
  • Researchers led by Ke Cheng develop a patch that can delivery cardiac cell-derived healing directly to the site of heart attack injury.
  • Kate Hepworth-Warren sheds light on some lesser-known equine viruses.
  • New to the CVM family: Meet Lydia Love, clinical assistant professor of anesthesiology.
  • Jonathan Fogle provides an overview of antibodies and antibody tests in light of the COVID-19
  • A study led by Santosh Mishra uncovers a commonly expressed protein in skin that directly activates itch-associated neurons.
  • Glen Almond receives the Howard Dunne Memorial Award from the American Association of Swine Veterinarians and students take home AASV honors.
  • “The Best Friends You’ve Got”: CVM rallies to keep pets, staff safe during the pandemic.
  • Meet the CVM Face Mask Brigade, which has sewn more than 500 cloth face masks for hospital staff over just a few months.
  • Lysa Posner chats with JAVMA about the CVM’s Face Mask Brigade.
  • Jennifer Neel, Lizette Hardie, Lysa Posner and Jorge Piedrahita among CVM faculty receiving top honors this year.
  • Amanda Bates and Allen Cannedy talk to the AAVMC’s DiversityMatters podcast about searching for veterinary jobs during the pandemic and inclusion within DVM education. and
  • Margaret Gruen, Duncan Lascelles and Masataka Enomoto develop a checklist for pet owners to screen cats for arthritis.
  • Lauren Schnabel talks about the impact of the Grayson-Jockey Club’ support of her groundbreaking equine research. Schnabel also chats with the Morris Animal Foundation about her research team’s work in treating equine joint infections.
  • Sara Bennett and Margaret Gruen discuss preventing dog bites and understanding the language of dogs with the UNC Medical Center.
  • David Dorman’s time teaching and conducting research in Finland as part of a Fulbright grant was cut short by the pandemic, but his impactful work continues virtually.
  • Simon Roe and Natasha Olby featured in a CNET story about custom prosthetics in veterinary medicine.

 In the Spotlight

Completing four years of DVM education with unprecedented challenges, the Class of 2020 graduates during a virtual Oath and Hooding ceremony. Watch the full ceremony here.

Alumni and Students

  • Resilience and unity: Students, faculty and staff reflect on remarkable four years with the Class of 2020.
  • The Class of 2020 shares personal, inspiring stories of their time at the CVM. Read the collection here:
  • For the first time, the CVM’s annual awards ceremony goes virtual, honoring extraordinary students and faculty achievements via a Zoom event.
  • As COVID-19 rages, the Class of 2020’s Keli Gerken readies for disease research abroad.
  • The Class of 2021’s Elsa Sanabria is a vital part of the fight against the coronavirus, conducting testing at North Carolina’s public health lab.
    Elsa Sanabria

    The Class of 2021’s Elsa Sanabria at work in the North Carolina State Laboratory of Public Health.

  • Get a behind-the-scenes look at our Turtle Rescue Team and small animal internal medicine service, part of our new video resource series for distance learning. and
  • Comparative Biomedical Sciences graduate student Kathryn Polkoff earns a biomedical research fellowship from the National Institutes of Health.
  • Equine sports medicine fellow and 2015 CVM graduate Caitlyn Redding Horne named a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation, a first for an NC State Veterinary Hospital resident.
  • Christian Williams, Goodnight Scholar and incoming member of the CVM Class of 2024, discusses her pathway to success.
  • The Class of 2020’s Keli Gerken, Amie Pflaum and Hannah Varnell receive a CVM Certificate in Global Health, part of the college’s groundbreaking global health program.
  • The Class of 2021 shares a video of thanks as they begin their fourth year.
  • The Class of 2021’s Alexandra Fitton and the Class of 2022’s Paola Cruz Ramos honored with AVMF/Merck Scholarships.

Donors and Support

  • We are proud to announce the newly endowed Samantha Lin Memorial Scholarship, honoring Sam’s impact on the CVM and celebrating her passion for veterinary medicine.
    Marcy Murphy coat of excellence

    Murphy holds her Hunter Tomlin Coat of Excellence. Photo by John Joyner/NC State Veterinary Medicine

  • ‘My Prayers Answered’: Hearing restoration leads to a Coat of Excellence for Marcy Murphy.
  • The Class of 2020’s Amanda Maxwell chats about the impact of her Wilson Foundation Scholarship.
  • Annable Scholar and Class of 2020 member Regan Stoneburner talks about her unforgettable final year thanks to support from the Annables.
  • The Class of 2021’s Chris Gaudette is an Annable Scholar dedicated to a life of service.
  • When times get tough, our veterinary hospital gets tougher. We’re doing all we can to serve our students and our community — but we need your support. Help us replenish supplies, assist future vets and fight COVID-19. Give today.