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

Evaluation of the sensitivity and specificity of the anti-desmocollin-1 IgG assay for the diagnosis of pemphigus foliaceus in dogs
American College of Veterinary Dermatology | Bizikova, Petra

An Alternative to Long-Lasting Elimination Diet for the Diagnosis of Food Allergy in Dogs with Atopic Dermatitis
Royal Canin R&D | Bizikova, Petra

Acquisition of Services: Rna Extraction From 75 Canine Tissue Samples.
National Institutes of Health (NIH) | Breen, Matthew

Enhancing Vascular Delivery of Stem Cells and Microparticles
National Institutes of Health (NIH) | Cheng, Ke

REU Site: BioTechnology Sequencing-based Undergraduate Research Experience (BIT SURE)
National Science Foundation (NSF | Robertson, Sabrina

Does the Addition of Ovulation Stimulating Factor Improve Artificial Insemination Pregnancy Rates
NC Cattlemen’s Association| Dudley, Harrison

Antibiotic Use, Resistance, and Stewardship in Veterinary Practice for Domain 8 (previous title: Task Order 1: Antibiotic Use, Resistance, and Stewardship in Veterinary Practice for Domain 8)
Texas A&M AgriLife Research (Centers for Disease Control & Prevention) | Jacob, Megan

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.”