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 focus 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

Controversial Issues: Conflict Resolution Workshop, March 2016

Investigator: Allen Cannedy |   Funded by: American Veterinary Medical Association Foundation

Addison’s Disease and Immune-Mediated Hemolytic Anemia in English Cocker Spaniels

Investigator: Dr. Kate Meurs |   Funded by: English Cocker Spaniel Club of America Health and Rescue Organization

Ketoprofen Pharmacokinetics in Loggerhead Sea Turtles

Investigator: Dr. Craig Harms |   Funded by: NC Aquarium Society

D16CA-056: Quantitative Assessment of Minimal Residual Disease Kinetics During CHOP Chemotherapy of Canine T-cell Lymphoma via Next-Generation TCRVB Sequencing

Investigator: Dr. Paul Hess |   Funded by: Morris Animal Foundation

The Effect of Post-Operative Rehabilitation on Recovery from Acute Thoracolumbar Intervertebral Disc Herniations

Investigator: Dr. Natasha Olby |   Funded by: Morris Animal Foundation

The Effect of Electromagnetic Fields on Post-operative Pain and Recovery of Locomotion in Dogs with Acute Intervertebral Disc Herniations

Investigator: Dr. Natasha Olby  |   Funded by: Assisi Animal Health

Investigation of the Metabolome Following Different Capture Techniques of the Bonnethead Shark (Sphyrna tiburo)

Investigator: Dr. Michael Stoskopf |   Funded by: NC Aquarium Society
Role of TSLP in Canine Atopic Dermatitis – A New Target to Inhibit Itch and Inflammation in Dogs

Investigator: Dr. Wolfgang Baeumer |   Funded by: Morris Animal Foundation
Clinical Trial to Evaluate the Biological Impact of Current Therapy Options in Canine Cancers 2015

Investigator: Dr. Matthew Breen |   Funded by: ANTECH Diagnostics)

Development of a Self-Sustaining, Open Access Forensic STR Sequence Diversity Database

Investigator: Dr. Seth Faith |   Funded by: National Institute of Justice (US Dept. of Justice (DOJ)
Food Animal Medicine Educational Symposium

Investigator: Dr. Derek Foster |   Funded by: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS)-USDA
Glochidial Attachment Success of Wild and Captive Propagated and Reared Tar River Spinymussel (Elliptio Steinstansana)

Investigator: Dr. Jay Levine |   Funded by: US Army – Corps of Engineers (US Dept. of Defense (DOD)

Freshwater Bivalve Survey for Endangered Species Branch, Fort Bragg, North Carolina

Investigator: Dr. Jay Levine |   Funded by: US Army – Corps of Engineers (US Dept. of Defense (DOD)

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.”