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Suzie Schoolfield, left, and Samantha Scott are two students participating in the alumni mentorship program. One of their alumni leaders is Dr. Jay Chambers, NC State DVM Class of 1987, right.

May 15, 2024

Mentorship Program Pairing Alumni with Students Already Changing Lives

“Just being with them, getting to know them, understanding some of their challenges and being able to help with those challenges, it’s very rewarding,” says alumni mentor Dr. Jay Chambers, NC State DVM Class of 1987. “It’s just been a joy to me to be a part of it.” 

May 9, 2024

Planning Mother’s Day Gifts? Here are Pet-Safe Cut Flowers and House Plants

Mom deserves the best, but don’t forget your pets when you’re picking out those beautiful blooms and live greenery. 

Dr. Raul Bras explains how to find a horse's navicular bone inside its hoof.

May 9, 2024

Hoofin’ It: NC State Students Get World’s Finest Farrier Expertise

The trainees in Dr. Raul Bras’ farriery selective learn how important hooves are to horse health before heading out to build relationships with local partners. 

Two graduates lean into each other, hands clasped, at the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine's 2024 graduation.

May 3, 2024

‘It’s the People Who Make It’ for the College of Veterinary Medicine’s Class of 2024

Despite their programs’ socially distant beginnings, members of the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine’s Class of 2024 formed enduring bonds with the people and places that make this campus home. 

Jamie Constantino with his pup in 2010.

May 3, 2024

Class of 2024: Yes, You Should Get a Pet in Vet School

A first-person essay from Jamie Constantino, a native of Poughkeepsie, New York, and president of the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine’s Class of 2024. He will be working as a small and exotic animal veterinarian in Columbus, Ohio.    

Five future pathology residents from the DVM Class of 2024, four females and one male, stand outside of the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine.

May 1, 2024

Classmates for 4 Years, ‘Colleagues for Life’: NC State Pathology Class of 2024 Students Celebrate Residency Placements

All five graduating DVM students in the College of Veterinary Medicine’s pathology focus area who applied to residencies matched, an impressive feat within a small and competitive specialization. 

Grayson Walker, center, finished his Ph.D. in 2022 with extraordinary mentorship from Dr. Luke Borst and Mitsu Suyemoto.

Apr 30, 2024

Class of 2024: Always Asking Why Leads to a Destiny in Disease Research

A first-person essay by Grayson Walker, a native of Collettsville, North Carolina, who received his Ph.D. in 2022 as part of a dual DVM/Ph.D. program at NC State. After Oath and Hooding, he will be a veterinary medical officer at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. 

A male veterinary student smiles at the camera as he sits on stairs in the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine.

Apr 29, 2024

Class of 2024: A Father-Daughter Graduation Celebration Honors a Goal Three Decades in the Making

When his daughter’s vet school journey reignited his own long-held dream, Craig Barnett followed her, and his heart, into the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine to launch a second career. 

Taking the Veterinarian's Oath

Apr 29, 2024

NC State Oath and Hooding Set for May 3

The NC State College of Veterinary Medicine’s Class of 2024 will celebrate their achievements and years of hard work on May 3 at the annual Oath and Hooding ceremony. Held at 2 p.m. in Reynolds Coliseum, the graduation ceremony will mark the official transition to becoming veterinarians. During the event, the graduates will all take the… 

Forensic scientist conducting criminal investigation aganist laboratory background. Holds cotton swab with sample of dna and a test tube in his hand. Tets paternity concept.

Apr 26, 2024

Research Roundup NC State Veterinary Medicine, April 2024

Feline Health Experts Outline Guidelines on Pain Management in Cats Taylor S, Gruen M, KuKanich K, X Lascelles BD, Monteiro BP, Sampietro LR, Robertson S, Steagall PV. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, commonly referred to as NSAIDs, are widely used for pain management in both humans and pets. When prescribing and administering these drugs to cats long-term,…