May 12, 2019
New to the CVM Family: Meet Shanna Rayburn
Shanna Rayburn is a behavioral medicine clinical technician at the NC State Veterinary Hospital.
November 27, 2018
New to the CVM Family: Meet Sara Bennett
Sara Bennett recently joined the CVM as the new clinical assistant professor of behavioral medicine at the NC State Veterinary Hospital.
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...
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...
December 16, 2013
NC State’s Behavioral Medicine Service Resolves Problems, Restores Owner-Pet Relationship
We love our pets, of course, but what happens when they do not live up to our expectation of a perfect companion? If we come home to find the couch leg chewed or the living room carpet used as a litter box, the pet’s misbehavior may erode our close relationship. Sadly, according to the American
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