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 will 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
CVM Receives Funding to Continue GenomeTrakr Program
In just one year, the GenomeTrakr program at the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine has mapped the intricate genetic fingerprints of 700 strains of pathogenic bacteria. It’s just the beginning. A new grant from the National Institutes of Health and the United States Food and Drug Administration will fund the program at the CVM
The Oath: Fall/Winter Edition 2017
Fighting cancer is a big part of what we do every day at the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine, from the development of therapies through research studies and clinical trials to treatment through the Veterinary Hospital’s state-of-the-art oncology service. Thanks to grants from the Petco Foundation, we are able to treat even more companion
To Surveil and Protect: The Fight Against Antimicrobial Resistance
In the thick of war it pays to know your enemy, and bacteria is an unrelenting, captivating foe. “How does something that you can’t see, that doesn’t have a brain, develop very sophisticated survival mechanisms almost immediately?” said Paula Cray, head of the department of population health and pathobiology at the NC State College of