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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Companion Animals May Hold the Key to Human Pain Relief
A new study notes that naturally occurring canine and feline osteoarthritis is strikingly similar to human osteoarthritis, including its appearance in radiographs and how it leads to...
Foster, Lascelles Awarded Pharmacology Research Grants
Two NC State College of Veterinary Medicine researchers are the only recipients of pharmacology research grants from the American Veterinary Medical Foundation and the Veterinary Pharmacology Research Foundation. Derek Foster, assistant professor of ruminant health and production, received the Veterinary Pharmacology Research Grant for his work exploring the best antibiotic treatment process for cows with
Pankratz Awarded Best Resident Paper by Feline Medicine Journal
Katherine Pankratz, a clinical behavioral medicine resident at the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine, has received the Resident Best Paper Award from the Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery for her research into reducing stress and fear in confined cats. Pankratz’s research took a look at the effectiveness and safety of the drug gabapentin
New Ethics Committee Aims to Help Veterinarians Navigate Complex Care Situations
Advances in veterinary technology provide pet owners with an ever-increasing array of treatment options for their pets. However, more options can lead to complex situations and difficult questions about care goals and quality of life that must be navigated by veterinary caregivers and pet owners. Clinicians and researchers from North Carolina State University and Duke
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.
Prevalence of Bartonella spp. Infection in Dogs with Cardiac and Splenic Hemangiosarcomas within and Between Geographic Locations.
American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation, Inc. | Breitschwerdt, Edward
The Pharmacokinetics of Gabapentin in Cats by Three Routes of Administration
American Veterinary Medical Association Foundation | Lascelles, Duncan
Predicting the Onset of Intraocular Pressure Rises and Retinal Damage in Primary Angle Closure Glaucoma in Dogs
ACVO Vision for Animals Foundation | Westermeyer, Hans
Continuous Sampling of the Bovine Udder by Ultrafiltration to Assess the Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics of Intramammary Ceftiofur
American Veterinary Medical Association Foundation | Foster, Derek
Establishment of Riparian Buffer Zones to reduce the risk of STEC and Salmonella transmission from animal operations to fresh produce on co-managed farms.
Center for Produce Safety (California, State of) | Thakur, Siddhartha
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.
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.
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.