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

Metabolomic Profiling of Placentitis Biomarkers in Mares
Grayson Jockey Club Research Foundation | Chris Bailey

NC State Equine Enteroid Injury Model Used to Determine Changes in Epithelial Barrier Function and BPZEQ Hypoxia Equine Cell Culture Project
Kemin Industries Inc. Formerly Kemin AgriFoods North America, Inc | Liara Gonzalez

The Effect Of Tranexamic Acid On Hyperfibrinolysis In The Dog Following Trauma
US – Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity (USAMRAA) | Bernard Hansen

George H. Hitchings New Investigator Award – Julia Medland
Triangle Community Foundation | Natasha Olby

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

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

Study on Extracorporeal Drug Removal- In Vivo Pilot Study
Viamet Pharmaceuticals, Inc.|Alessio Vigani

Conference: From Omics to Function, Future Directions for Comparative Immunology, NACI Workshop 2017
National Science Foundation | Jeffrey Yoder

George H. Hitchings New Investigator Award – Jenna Herrington
Triangle Community Foundation | Peter Cowen

Control of Pain Associated with Lameness in Cattle
North Carolina Dairy Producers Association (NCDPA)|Geoffrey Smith

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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We Conduct Transformative Research

At NC State University and in the College of Veterinary Medicine we have embraced 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.”