February 19, 2018
Pankratz Awarded Best Resident Paper by Feline Medicine Journal
Katherine Pankratz, a clinical behavioral medicine resident at the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine, has received the Resident Best Paper Award from the Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery for her research into reducing stress and fear in confined cats. Pankratz’s research took a look at the effectiveness and safety of the drug gabapentin
October 23, 2017
The Role of Hormones in Aggressive Dogs
Barbara Sherman, clinical professor of veterinary behavior and Margaret Gruen, adjunct assistant professor at the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine, are co-authors of a study published in the journal Frontiers in Psychology about the role of two hormones in aggressive dog behavior. Dogs bite about 4.5 million Americans each year — about half of them children — according to
January 11, 2017
To CVM Students, Grandin Stresses Understanding Animal Behavior
In an irreverently insightful lunchtime lecture on Tuesday, world-renowned animal behaviorist Temple Grandin shared observations with...
December 19, 2016
Temple Grandin to Visit CVM, NC State
Grandin is scheduled to give a talk, “Different Kinds of Mind Contribute to Society,” at 7 p.m. Jan 10 at Hunt Library. The talk is free and open to the public, but registration is required...
November 27, 2016
A Complete Change of Heart
Leah Dey freely admits that there was a time when she didn’t really like cats. Of course that was years ago, and my, how things have changed...
November 20, 2016
Keeping Pets Stress-free for the Holidays
Whether you’re hosting a Thanksgiving dinner or throwing a holiday party with a group of 50 friends, pets may be confused...
May 16, 2016
NC State College of Veterinary Medicine Behaviorist Urges Awareness to Protect Children from Dog Bites
Understanding dog body language is an important way to avoid dog bites. Often, dogs use body language and vocalizations to express that they feel anxious, afraid or threatened. Dogs may wag their tails when...
October 22, 2015
CVM Professor Recipient of NC State Libraries Faculty Award
The annual award, established in commemoration of the library’s centennial year in 1989, enables the library to recognize the NC State faculty member who has...
July 30, 2012
Why Do Cats Purr? NC State University College of Veterinary Medicine Behavior Expert Explains
The following article by correspondent Marla Vacek Broadfoot appears in the Science & Technology section of the July 30, 2012 issue of the Raleigh News & Observer. Dr. Barbara Sherman is the director of the Behavioral Medicine Service at the NC State University Veterinary Health Complex. Here she explains the science behind those characteristic rumblings of our feline