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A male veterinary student smiles at two of his mentors, who are looking at slides in a pathology lab.

Jun 12, 2024

Equine Colic, Coastal Microplastics and So Much More: Summer Research Program Sees Record Participation and New Projects

The College of Veterinary Medicine’s Veterinary Scholars Program offers DVM students with little lab experience a paid opportunity to pursue their research interests under faculty mentorship. 

A woman with shoulder-length light brown hair smiles at the camera in the Veterinary Hospital's intensive care unit.

May 22, 2024

House Officer Highlight: Army Veterinarian Sees Animals at Their Worst to Help Them Feel Their Best

Dr. Candace Wimbish, an Army major and third-year emergency and critical care resident at the NC State Veterinary Hospital, keeps a cool head while providing life-saving care to beloved pets. 

In the right foreground, Dr. Danielle Mzyk smiles at two students working with a goat on a farm.

Apr 4, 2024

From ‘Bench to Farm to Table,’ 3-Time Alumna Helps Ruminants and Protects Our Food

Dr. Danielle Mzyk, an NC State College of Veterinary Medicine clinical veterinarian, safeguards the nation’s agricultural system and cares for North Carolina’s livestock, all in a day’s work. 

Dr. Sue Tonkonogy sits at her desk in her office. On the desk, next to her, her microbiology textbook stands on its end.

Mar 21, 2024

‘We Did It, and You Can, Too,’ Dr. Susan Tonkonogy Encourages Women in STEM

Dr. Susan Tonkonogy, the longest-tenured active faculty member at the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine, has seen both the college and the immunology field’s support of female scientists grow during her five-decade career. 

Feb 27, 2024

Research Roundup NC State Veterinary Medicine, February 2024

Reviewing Medication Safety and Effectiveness in Early Parkinson’s Disease Seppänen P, Forsberg MM, Tiihonen M, Laitinen H, Beal S, Dorman DC. Parkinson’s disease is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder. The condition can place a lot of strain on the body over time and can make some people more vulnerable to serious infections. Early management of the… 

Members of the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine ophthalmology and Large Animal Hospital teams pose with Myra, a brown Dutch warmblood mare.

Feb 20, 2024

Groundbreaking Transplant at NC State Helps Jumping Horse Stay the Course

Aided by cutting-edge growth factor research and state-of-the-art ultrasound technology, NC State ophthalmologists successfully performed one of the largest equine corneal transplants ever reported. 

Dr. Liara Gonzalez, a professor at the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine, poses in front of the entrance to the school's main building.

Feb 15, 2024

NC State Gastroenterologist Awarded $3.5 Million NIH Grant to Improve Small Intestine Transplant Process

Intestinal transplants have a five-year success rate below 60%, but researchers say an emerging technology for pre-transplant organ storage could boost tissue health, improve patient outcomes and expand the donor pool. 

Rendering of a 3D concept for an oncology treatment that kills cancer cells isolated pastel background Copy space

Jan 30, 2024

Research Roundup NC State Veterinary Medicine, January 2024

Uncovering the Relationship Between Temperature, Time, and Cancer Cell Death During Cryoablation Treatment Vrabel MR, Fesmire CC, Rich MJ, Kobrin RL, Sano MB, Zaharoff DA. Cryoablation, a type of cryotherapy, is an FDA-approved focal therapy. Focal therapies are minimally invasive treatments that use energy sources to remove small, slow-growing cancer tumors that have not spread.… 

Miss Rodeo North Carolina, Rachel Gagliardi, poses in a laboratory. She has long, dark hair and glasses and is wearing a cowboy hat, a pageant sash and a brown and turquoise jacket.

Jan 18, 2024

From Research Fellow to Rodeo Royalty, Dual-Degree Student Rides High

Rachel Gagliardi, an NC State College of Veterinary Medicine student and Miss Rodeo North Carolina 2023, seizes every opportunity to excel in the research lab, the rodeo arena and beyond. 

Two female veterinary students wearing KN95 masks examine one box turtle each on an examination table as part of an anesthesia study.

Jan 9, 2024

NC State Student Publishes Groundbreaking Research on Eastern Box Turtle Anesthesia, Her Seventh First-Author Study

“Without a doubt, the highlight of my time in vet school has been my research experiences,” says fourth-year student Ashlyn Heniff, who faculty say already has an impressive portfolio.