Understanding and Reducing Disease in Animal Populations
The Department of Population Health and Pathobiology trains doctors of veterinary medicine who will specialize in understanding and reducing disease in animal populations, particularly food animals. Disease in these populations poses serious risks to food safety, has economic implications, and, in cases where the disease is communicable to humans, is a significant public health hazard.
Our faculty are recognized experts in the fields of epidemiology and public health, microbiology and immunology, parasitology, pathology, poultry, ruminant, and swine health management, as well as pharmacology and risk assessment. Our goals are to advance veterinary medical science through innovative basic and applied research, and by mentoring and inspiring students, providing world-class clinical and diagnostic services, and offering the public the latest knowledge through innovative extension and engagement activities.
The department is also responsible for the Teaching Animal Unit, a unique real-farm environment in which Veterinary Medicine students learn husbandry, production management, and routine procedures used in livestock production.
Population Health and Pathobiology in the News
News and Updates, October 2019
Five CVM students working toward a certificate in global health share the results of their 10-week studies in Africa. ow.ly/9CxA50wNETA The Class of 2023’s Chandler and Chelsea Drumgoole, the first twins to enroll in the same CVM class, come to the college with a shared dedication to veterinary medicine and unending sibling support. ow.ly/rsm750wKW1M The
October 2019 Research Roundup
A look at some of the latest published research studies coming from the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine this month … A Potential Model to Study Human Asthma Severe equine asthma syndrome shares several features with various phenotypes of human asthma, suggesting that it can serve as an animal model for better understanding of
Summers Spent on the Frontlines of Global Health
Five new research projects from NC State College of Veterinary Medicine students address some of today’s most pressing global health challenges. They also provide substantive hope for a healthier tomorrow. The international research, a requirement to earn a CVM certificate in global health, focuses on topics as varied as tuberculosis transmission in South Africa and