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. ow.ly/yzrF50yKpYx
  • 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. youtu.be/Nk3AqE8mYXY
  • Dean Paul Lunn interviewed by WRAL on the first COVID-19 cases involving domestic cats. ow.ly/XsJC50znUmr
  • Five CVM staff members win Awards for Excellence. ow.ly/39JT50zmlXE
  • Paula Cray honored with NC State Outstanding Global Engagement Award. ow.ly/p9BM50zeLJO
  • A study co-authored by Margaret Gruen outlines differences in pain sensitivity within dog breeds. ow.ly/iQhc50zdGXn
  • Researchers led by Ke Cheng develop a patch that can delivery cardiac cell-derived healing directly to the site of heart attack injury. ow.ly/ogID50z9dca
  • Kate Hepworth-Warren sheds light on some lesser-known equine viruses. ow.ly/n4CW50zKCxs
  • New to the CVM family: Meet Lydia Love, clinical assistant professor of anesthesiology. ow.ly/7BRw50zKjMh
  • Jonathan Fogle provides an overview of antibodies and antibody tests in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.ow.ly/sSYs50zGnoB
  • A study led by Santosh Mishra uncovers a commonly expressed protein in skin that directly activates itch-associated neurons. ow.ly/2YxT50z7KPY
  • Glen Almond receives the Howard Dunne Memorial Award from the American Association of Swine Veterinarians and students take home AASV honors. ow.ly/UKIY50z6jSz
  • “The Best Friends You’ve Got”: CVM rallies to keep pets, staff safe during the pandemic. ow.ly/ZAMg50z3dcm
  • Meet the CVM Face Mask Brigade, which has sewn more than 500 cloth face masks for hospital staff over just a few months. ow.ly/MYW350zk4w7
  • Lysa Posner chats with JAVMA about the CVM’s Face Mask Brigade. ow.ly/EpEm50zFdtn
  • Jennifer Neel, Lizette Hardie, Lysa Posner and Jorge Piedrahita among CVM faculty receiving top honors this year. ow.ly/hOgm50zF1qO
  • 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. ow.ly/rwJM50zElGF and ow.ly/RK2E50zqXh3.
  • Margaret Gruen, Duncan Lascelles and Masataka Enomoto develop a checklist for pet owners to screen cats for arthritis. ow.ly/8Wl850zyEQ2
  • Lauren Schnabel talks about the impact of the Grayson-Jockey Club’ support of her groundbreaking equine research. youtu.be/cwQ_ZGj5yAc. Schnabel also chats with the Morris Animal Foundation about her research team’s work in treating equine joint infections. ow.ly/Gpj850zpNvM
  • Sara Bennett and Margaret Gruen discuss preventing dog bites and understanding the language of dogs with the UNC Medical Center. ow.ly/EGuD50zCXaU
  • 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. ow.ly/63vU50zmPoa
  • Simon Roe and Natasha Olby featured in a CNET story about custom prosthetics in veterinary medicine. ow.ly/HaVN50zh9AJ

 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. ow.ly/BAYD50zyOyK
  • The Class of 2020 shares personal, inspiring stories of their time at the CVM. Read the collection here: cvm.ncsu.edu/tag/class-of-2020/
  • For the first time, the CVM’s annual awards ceremony goes virtual, honoring extraordinary students and faculty achievements via a Zoom event. ow.ly/o6lG50zpqkw
  • As COVID-19 rages, the Class of 2020’s Keli Gerken readies for disease research abroad. ow.ly/i4Ml50z8JGx
  • 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. ow.ly/1qNe50zJ7bJ
    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. ow.ly/U8Rw50zNJq5 and ow.ly/hxRq50zHayh.
  • Comparative Biomedical Sciences graduate student Kathryn Polkoff earns a biomedical research fellowship from the National Institutes of Health. ow.ly/xOkO50zMxLe
  • 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. ow.ly/fRi350zNU5A
  • Christian Williams, Goodnight Scholar and incoming member of the CVM Class of 2024, discusses her pathway to success. ncst.at/YUiq50zD8kv
  • 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. ow.ly/cwQD50zzB9a
  • The Class of 2021 shares a video of thanks as they begin their fourth year. youtu.be/zL1H9OqjHR0
  • The Class of 2021’s Alexandra Fitton and the Class of 2022’s Paola Cruz Ramos honored with AVMF/Merck Scholarships. ow.ly/uG7C50zgYh9

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. ow.ly/InAJ50znwM4
    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. ow.ly/Xhce50zGhaf
  • The Class of 2020’s Amanda Maxwell chats about the impact of her Wilson Foundation Scholarship. ncst.at/Sj3n50zD0Mm
  • Annable Scholar and Class of 2020 member Regan Stoneburner talks about her unforgettable final year thanks to support from the Annables. ow.ly/kIrj50zrOeU
  • The Class of 2021’s Chris Gaudette is an Annable Scholar dedicated to a life of service. ow.ly/XfSm50zQwZH
  • 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. ow.ly/gfsH50zNUYu