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
Status Change: Nephrology and Urology Speciality Reaches College Level
Recognizing that the field of veterinary nephrology and urology has grown in complexity and vision, the AVMA American Board of Veterinary Specialties has provisionally approved a petition to elevate the specialty to college status. Shelly Vaden, professor of internal medicine at the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine, is president-elect of the new American College of…
‘This is a Big Deal’ – CVM Wins USAID Grant for Poultry Project in Ethiopia
Bolstering its work in global health, the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine has received its first USAID grant for a research project that could lead to healthier chickens and better nourished children in Ethiopia and to a model for how to address food insecurity elsewhere.
College of Veterinary Medicine Expands Critical Dental and Oral Surgery Program
As the demand for specialized training in veterinary dentistry and oral surgery continues to increase, the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine is ramping up its program, adding a second dentistry and oral surgery professor last month and starting its first residency training program in the field this week. Lenin Villamizar-Martinez, assistant professor of Dentistry and…