March 18, 2018
Student Voice: The Global Power of Veterinary Medicine
Exploring the world not only makes us better people, but helps veterinary students become better doctors. A recent excursion to the Galápagos Islands with NC State College of Veterinary Medicine colleagues reminded me just how much I learn from stepping outside of what’s familiar. The first thing you feel when you step off of the
February 26, 2018
Building DVM Skills One Conversation at a Time
An innovative, thorough approach to instilling communication values that apply to the wide range of situations veterinarians face every day...
February 11, 2018
At the CVM, a House System United
In the fall of 2016, the CVM became the first veterinary school in the country to implement a house system. It’s part open-arms welcome, part community builder and support system — and altogether a committed focus on physical, social and mental well-being...
January 29, 2018
Student Voice: The Power of Veterinary Mentorship
Of all the items that I keep in my wallet, a particular business card holds special significance. The paper is smudged; the edges look worn. I cannot remember how many times I have lost it. When I show people the card, I always explain why it’s so important. Ten years ago, I worked at the
October 9, 2017
Translating Education into Employable Skills
The NC State College of Veterinary Medicine is considered one of the most elite veterinary programs in the nation, in part because of how thoroughly its students are prepared for professional life. And in addition to a world-class medical education, students have access to state-of-the-art career counseling from Jenna Hartwell, director of veterinary career services
September 19, 2017
Class of 2021: Embracing Challenges
Miriam Chari knew she would fall every single time. At 3 ½ years old with her legs barely long enough to get over a saddle, she’d do jumping exercises on a pony and would always fall off, even if the jump was mere inches off the ground. “The routine was go to the lesson, get
September 12, 2017
Class of 2021: Finding the Right Path
As a budding scientist, Emily Gidcumb’s resume was the type employers drool over. A bachelor’s degree in physics was immediately followed by a Ph.D. in materials science, both at UNC-Chapel Hill. There’s also the two undergraduate research assistant experiences, then the four years spent as a graduate research assistant working to improve digital breast tomosynthesis,
August 16, 2017
Class of 2021: Service and Sacrifice
The dog was mean as could be, and he was hurting. But he was a soldier with a mission, which meant that Dawn Torrisi had one, too. Torrisi first saw him when he was brought to the veterinary clinic at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune in Jacksonville, N.C., with serious medical conditions that could have
April 24, 2017
Students, Faculty Honored at 33rd Annual CVM Awards Banquet
For 33 years a recurring rite of spring at the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) has been the Annual CVM Awards Banquet. This year, members of the CVM community gathered at the McKimmon Center to celebrate...
March 20, 2017
Nine CVM Students Receive 2017 Zoetis Scholarships
Over 1,700 applications from second- and third-year students were received from colleges of veterinary medicine in the U.S. and Caribbean. From those applications, the most in the program’s history, 315 recipients have been selected...