Research at NC State College of Veterinary Medicine addresses the complex issues that affect animal and human health in an interdisciplinary approach that is changing the way discovery happens and is making a powerful difference.


We Advance Animal and Human Health

Research programs at the College of Veterinary Medicine comprise over 140 faculty representing more than 20 species in 9 research areas of emphasis

We also embrace transformative research. As defined by the National Science Foundation, this kind of research “involves ideas, discoveries, or tools that radically change our understanding of an important existing scientific or engineering concept or educational practice or leads to the creation of a new paradigm or field of science, engineering, or education. Such research challenges current understanding or provides pathways to new frontiers.”

Our goal is to provide solutions to problems of particular importance to animal and human health and biomedical research. 

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We Drive Veterinary Innovation

Our investigations are inspired by the animals we treat, the medical conditions we see on a daily basis, and through our contacts with animal owners and collaborators who work with human diseases. Our research focuses on developing real world solutions from which animals and their owners can benefit. From creating artificial limbs that fuse with an animal’s bone so that it is integrated into the body to improving the understanding of virus that impact our agricultural animals, the results of what our world-class researchers do improves the quality of veterinary and human medicine.

Recent Grants

Identification of Myxomatous Mitral Valve Disease DNA Variants in The Miniature Schnauzer
American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation, Inc. | Meurs, Kathryn

Characterization Of At-risk-age For Ventricular Arrhythmias In Rhodesian Ridgebacks With An Inherited Ventricular Arrhythmia Syndrome
American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation, Inc. | Meurs, Kathryn

Mechanisms Of Intestinal Injury And Repair In Porcine Heat Stress
US Dept. of Agriculture (USDA| Blikslager, Anthony

Cotc024: Defining Pk And Biological Activity Of Systemic Oncolytic Vsv Within A Dose/schedule Optimization Study
Vyriad | Suter, Steven

Characterization of Early and Late Stage Feline Chronic Kidney Disease Using Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound and Ultrasound Elastography
UNC – UNC Chapel Hill | Seiler, Gabriela

Quantification of Immunosuppressive T Regulatory Cells in Feline Cancer
Auburn University (Veterinary Cancer Society) | Fogle, Jonathan

Establishment Of The Pig As A Model For Chlamydia Trachomatis Vaccine Development
UNC – UNC Chapel Hill) | Kaeser, Tobias

Resistance in the Wild: Understanding Where, When and Why Organisms Persist in the Wild
Triangle Center for Evolutionary Medicine (TriCEM) | Thakur, Siddhartha

State-of-the-Art CollaborationWith corporate and government partners

Centennial Biomedical Campus was built as a new partnership model committed
to brining academia, government, and industry together in one place to advance medical science.

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We Engage Students

The College’s student research activities are designed to provide a rich research experience and to train the animal health and biomedical researchers of tomorrow. Students are mentored closely by dedicated faculty.. Veterinary students engaged in our summer research programs participate in collective experiences such as weekly seminars, field trips and other activities to increase their understanding of the scientific process, responsible conduct of research, improve their written and oral communication skills and to gain insight into the wide range of professional paths available to them in academia, government and industry.

Supporting Student Research

The College actively builds partnerships with grant-giving organizations, which means we are able to fund student research. Our funders include the National Institutes of Health, the Merck-Merial Veterinary Scholars program, the Morris Animal Foundation, and the College’s Fund for Discovery, among others.  

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