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Briana Blackwelder at her externship in Vass, North Carolina

May 22, 2023

From North Carolina, Briana Blackwelder Reports

Hi! I’m Briana, a rising third year with a focus in equine medicine.  For me nothing can take the place of real-life hands-on learning experience.  That type of externship is exactly what I found with Foundation Equine in Vass, North Carolina.  This four-doctor practice performs GP services including (but not limited to) reproduction, specialized dentals,… 

Taking the Veterinarian's Oath

May 9, 2023

Class of 2023 Oath & Hooding: ‘Your Path Has Been Unlike Any Other’

For the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine Class of 2023, memories of maneuvering through the COVID-19 pandemic will always be intertwined with surviving the first anatomy lab, third-year finals and fourth-year clinical rotations. As Dr. Laura Nelson, associate dean and director of Academic Affairs, pointed out Friday evening at the Oath and Hooding Ceremony for… 

Gabe Steinman with his father and grandfather, both veterinarians

May 3, 2023

Class of 2023: Ask for Dr. Steinman and Three Men Might Answer

By Gabe Steinman My veterinary story started long before I was born in a small rural town of Hardin County, Ohio, where a little boy was caught innocently dipping a kitten into the farm’s water trough. A strong hand promptly grabbed this boy by the collar and dunked him underwater, apparently to teach him a… 

Dr. Lauren Schnabel and Dr. Katie Sheats applied for the grant from the NC Horse Council.

May 2, 2023

Check Out The Oath 2.0 for Spring 2023

At the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine, we offer the best education to the next generation of healers, expand the limits of medicine with our research and provide excellent care to our patients. This edition of The Oath magazine focuses on our equine and feline patients. Find stories about the major impact the college has… 

Dr. Marine Traverson displays a 3D printed model to a student while working with a dog.

May 1, 2023

Class of 2023: How a COVID Cancellation Led to Fateful Fallout

By Abby Cox Laws In 2019, I started veterinary school focused on laboratory animal medicine. I had participated in a wide variety of research opportunities that fostered an appreciation for the role that animals can play in medical discovery and advancement.  With this in mind, I knew that I wanted to take advantage of NC State’s… 

Christian Capobianco worked with red pandas during an externship

Apr 24, 2023

Class of 2023: An Amazingly Memorable Walk on the Wild Side

As a kid, I visited Disney’s Animal Kingdom and was amazed watching the veterinarians in their on-show veterinary window treat exotic animals like lions and gorillas. I knew at that moment that I wanted to be an “animal doctor” and that I wanted to work with the wild ones. When I was completing my undergraduate… 

The Grover family from Burgaw, North Carolina, attended the Open House 2023.

Mar 28, 2023

Open House 2023: ‘It’s important for kids to see what they dream about’

Periodic rain couldn’t dampen the excitement as the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine revived its popular Open House after a three-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Community members by the hundreds strolled by the tents of local animal rescue groups, through the halls of the hospital, health and wellness center and research building and… 

Lisa Becton, Emily Mahan-Riggs, Don Banks and Hunter Everett

Mar 17, 2023

Swine Veterinarians Association Recognizes Excellence of 2 NC State alums, 2 students

Two alumni of the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine and two current students were honored at a recent conference of the American Association of Swine Veterinarians. Dr. Emily Mahan-Riggs, CVM class of 2017, won the $10,000 AASV Hogg Scholarship. Dr. Lisa Becton, CVM class of 1994, was awarded the Technical Services/Allied Industry Veterinarian of the… 

horse getting CT scan

Mar 16, 2023

Day of Giving 2023: How You Can Help the College of Veterinary Medicine

Every gift tells a story, and together we can write the next chapters on groundbreaking research, compassionate clinical care and world-class education at the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine. 

Laura Castro, right, directs student counseling services at NC State College of Veterinary Medicine

Jan 23, 2023

NC State Counselor Chosen as Champion of Student Wellbeing by Student American Veterinary Medicine Association

Laura Castro, director of counseling services at the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine, has won the Champion of Student Wellbeing Award from the Student American Veterinary Medicine Association for fall 2022. Castro, who immigrated from Bogota, Colombia, when she was 12, has been helping veterinary students at NC State since 2019. She holds a bachelor’s degree…