Shaping the Future of Veterinary Medicine
The Department of Clinical Sciences is dedicated to excellence in educating and training veterinarians and comparative biomedical scientists, furthering health care and wellness through discovery and clinical research, providing outstanding and compassionate medical care to a diverse range of animal patients, effectively engaging animal-owning public, government and industry partners, and providing leadership in integrating biomedical sciences to advance One Health.
The department provides learning opportunities within the four-year veterinary curriculum and through continuing education for practitioners. Within the Veterinary Hospital, faculty and staff provide care for patients, teach veterinary students, and provide advanced training for interns and residents.
Faculty are very active in research programs to improve the health and welfare of animals and people. The Comparative Biomedical Sciences graduate program allows graduate students to focus their research in the areas of cell biology, infectious diseases, pharmacology, pathology, and population medicine. Other graduate programs with which departmental faculty are affiliated include programs in immunology, physiology, toxicology and functional genomics.
Clinical Sciences in the News
September CVM Research Roundup
A look at some of the newest published studies coming out of the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine. A rare blood sample from a North Atlantic right whale was used in a new study that maps the mitochondrial genome sequence of the endangered species. Co-authored by the CVM’s Julia Allwood, Melissa Scheible and Seth
Renowned Wildlife Pathologist to Speak at the CVM
Linda Lowenstine, one of the world’s leading wildlife pathology experts who has had immeasurable influence on the care of far-ranging animal species, will speak at the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine on Oct. 5. Lowenstine’s talk, free and open to the public, is titled, “Sea lions, toxins, viruses and cancer: The importance of pathology
Tiny Cellular Worlds, Big Medical Breakthrough
They’re called “mini guts,” and they are a leap forward in the study and prevention of devastating intestinal diseases in horses. Researchers at the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine have successfully isolated and recreated the innermost layer of a horse’s intestine using stem cells. All the intricate nooks and crannies of intestinal cells can