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...
September 13, 2016
Turtle Rescue Partnership Turns 20
It is also the eleventh year that fourth-year students from the CVM have the opportunity to experience a clinical rotation in sea turtle rehabilitation and rescue...
September 6, 2016
Class of 2020: A Fresh Perspective
Forget the warm fuzzies — especially the warm part. Taylor Locklear wants to work with amphibians and reptiles, even ones that are venomous, 10 feet long, 150 pounds and could knock her over...
August 30, 2016
Class of 2020: A Nontraditional Path
Jeffrey Tyrrell was an associate attorney working on real estate transactions in San Francisco. But he ditched the suit for a volunteering stint at the Oakland Zoo, helping to care for tigers, lions, camels, bison and elk. Now his part-time passion is so much more...
August 16, 2016
Class of 2020: Following Her Heart
After forays into studying economics and international development and environmental sustainability, with a love of veterinary medicine never far from her heart, Hannah Leigh Varnell enters...