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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Fund the Clinical Trials and Translational Research Pavilion RenovationWith your support, breakthrough discoveries can do even more to reach new frontiers in medicine.

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

Precise Corneal Injection of Therapeutics for Treatment of Ocular Disease
NC Biotechnology Center | Gilger, Brian

Acquisition Of An X-rad 320 Xl X-ray Irradiator For Cell And Small Animal Research
NC Biotechnology Center | Nolan, Michael

Cytokine Transcriptome Profiling in a Canine Acute Atopic Dermatitis Dog Model After Inhibition
Zoetis, LLC | Olivry, Thierry

Evaluation of a Potentiator of Antibiotic Treatment
Agile Sciences, Inc. | Anderson, Kevin

High-resolution Dynamic Risk Mapping to Guide Timely Disease Interventions
Swine Health Information Center (SHIC) | Machado, Gustavo

Biosecurity Screening Tool to Identify Breeding Herds’ Risk to PRRS Outbreak Using a Short Survey
Iowa State University (Swine Health Information Center (SHIC)) | Machado, Gustavo

Validation of Scan Sampling Techniques for Pain Behaviors in Castrated Piglets
National Pork Board | Pairis-Garcia, Monique

Enhancing the Whole Genome Sequence (WGS) Based Surveillance of Salmonella, Listeria, STEC and Other Foodborne Related Bacterial Pathogens Isolated From Food and Environment at the National and Global Level
US Food & Drug Administration | 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 Boehringer Ingelheim Veterinary Scholars program, the Morris Animal Foundation, and the College’s Fund for Discovery, among others.  

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