News and Updates, Summer 2018

Faculty and Staff

  • Oscar Fletcher retires, leaving a tremendous legacy as a dean and professor.
  • Researchers including Casey Theriot find a compound that holds promise for treating antibiotic-resistant bacteria without affecting other gut bacteria.
  • Siddhartha “Sid” Thakur named director of NC State’s Global Health Initiative.
  • Barbara Sherry named head of the CVM’s Department of Molecular Biomedical Sciences.
  • Matthew Breen chats with the Washington Post about the role animals play in human cancer research.
  • At NC State Veterinary Hospital blood bank, life-savers in reserve.
  • Mike Nolan discusses stereotactic radiation therapy, a promising approach to treating canine brain tumors.
  • Greg Lewbart featured in story about the unique work of aquatic medicine veterinarians.
  • Ed Breitschwerdt receives the 2018 Global Health Award from the World Small Animal Veterinary Association.
  • Off the coast of North Carolina, CVM faculty including Craig Harms play vital part in helping endangered leatherback turtles.
  • Research co-authored by Santosh Mishra identifies neuropeptide involved in sending itch signal to brain in eczema.
  • Kelly Meiklejohn and Siddhartha “Sid” Thakur part of two global health research collaborations receiving funding from the University Global Partnership Network.
  • Duncan Lascelles leading the way to a breakthrough in chronic pain relief for animals and humans.
  • Kathryn Meurs named to the American Veterinary Medicine Association’s Council on Research.
  • David Dorman talks to American Veterinarian about the risk of toxic plants for pets.
  • Research co-authored at the CVM uses 3D modeling techniques to create dynamic tool for potential use in veterinary curricula.

 In the Spotlight

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Advanced MRI launched at the NC State Veterinary Hospital.

Meet the service’s new director, Jon Congdon.

Alumni and Students

  • The CVM chosen for a new admissions diversity program by the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges.
  • Summer research program offers unique research opportunity at the CVM for NC State undergraduate.
  • The Class of 2010’s Christine Frenzel is a veterinarian on four wheels in Caswell County and beyond.
  • Summer camp program sparks lasting interest in veterinary medicine.
  • The Class of 2018’s John Griffioen honored as a strong voice for student wellness by Merck Animal Health and the American Veterinary Medical Foundation.
  • Students and faculty head to the coast to help cat overpopulation in Beaufort County.

Donors and Support