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
A New Discovery, An Unforgettable Research Experience
Valerie Nelson was just looking to see what it was like to work in a research lab. What she found will impact lives around the world. While taking part in the Veterinary Scholars Program last summer at the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine, Nelson made an unexpected discovery. She had never worked in a
CVM Researcher Awarded Grant for Innovative Disease Work
Matthew Foley has a singular focus: harnessing the body’s own power to fight off the devastating bacterium Clostridioides difficile. Now he’s getting invaluable help to reach his goal. Foley, a postdoctoral fellow at the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine, has received a prestigious National Institutes of Health T32 Training Grant to continue his promising
June 2019 Research Roundup
A look at some of the latest published research studies coming from the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine this month … Tumor Growth in Canines with Histiocytic Malignancies In a new study led by Matthew Breen, a gene linked to rapid tumor growth and metastasis in humans was also detected in dogs with