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
Pain and Gain: Lascelles Leading the Way to Chronic Pain Relief
Like humans, animals experience chronic pain from conditions such as arthritis, muscle strain and nerve damage. In veterinary medicine, chronic pain is not well understood. The first step to a breakthrough: establishing and validating protocols for measuring and treating pain...
Horse Farm Owner Honors Two NC State Equine Clinicians
Annie Eldridge puts her heart and soul into Settlers’ Run, her horse farm in Vass, N.C., and it means a lot to her when others care of her horses as much as she does. So when she found kindred spirits at the NC State Veterinary Hospital, she did something special. Last month, Eldridge presented Rich
News and updates, May 2018
Susan Bashford’s love of horses and other animals is the underlying theme of her life. It is now showcased in a donation to NC State’s Gallop of Honor. https://goo.gl/c2P8Hk When Ellen the pet rat with diagnosed with a particularly aggressive form of cancer, the CVM and the Petco Foundation stepped in to help. https://goo.gl/i4ae9b A