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

Predicting Disease Stage and Diuretic Responsiveness in Dogs with Acquired Heart Disease
American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation, Inc. | Adin, Darcy

Evaluating the Relationship between Canine Idiopathic Epilepsy and Chronic Inflammatory Conditions
Morris Animal Foundation | Saker, Korinn

Collaborative Research: Understanding the Molecular Diversification of Self Recognition through Ray-Finned Fish Innate Immune Receptor Families
National Science Foundation (NSF) | Yoder, Jeffrey

Animal Drug Study for Texas Livestock Shows
Texas A&M University, Texas AgriLife Extension Service (State Fair of Texas ) | Baynes, Ronald

Identification of genetic risk allele(s) associated with the development of tricuspid valve dysplasia in the Labrador Retriever
American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation, Inc. | Meurs, Kathryn

George H. Hitchings New Investigator Award – Natalie Andrews
Triangle Community Foundation | Bailey, Christopher

AAV Gene Therapy for Muscular and Ocular Diseases
UNC – UNC Chapel Hill (Tamid Bio, Inc) | Gilger, Brian

George H. Hitchings New Investigator Award – Gabriel Gonzalez (Analysis of Stem Cell Biomarkers to Verify Tissue Viability in Horses with Intestinal Strangulation)
Triangle Community Foundation | Gonzalez, Liara

NCSU CVM Boehringer Ingelheim Summer Veterinary Research Internship (2018) | Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. (BIVI) | Gookin, Jody[/attribution]

Determining the Accelerometer Signature of Activities of Daily Living
Elanco US Inc. | Lascelles, Duncan

Platelet Lysate Therapy In Infectious Arthritis
Grayson Jockey Club Research Foundation, Inc. | Schnabel, Lauren

George H. Hitchings New Investigator Award – Victoria Riggs (Utility and predictive value of T2-weighted and T2-weighted FLAIR MRI brain imaging in non-invasive assessment of cerebrospinal fluid composition, and correlation with intraventricular vs. extra-ventricular brain lesion location in dogs)
Triangle Community Foundation | Cohen, Eli

George H. Hitchings New Investigator Award – Keli Gerken (Pathogen characterization and human behavior related to Animal Source Foods (ASFs) in urban Addis Ababa, Ethiopia)
Triangle Community Foundation | Stringer, Andrew

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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