July 16, 2020
North Carolina Snakes: What You Need to Know on World Snake Day
The CVM's resident snake guy, professor Greg Lewbart, talks snake activity during the summer, the biggest misconceptions about the species and more.
June 19, 2020
NC State CVM-Led Cancer Database Changes the Game for Exotic Pets and Wildlife
The CVM's Tara Harrison is the only veterinarian on a team that traveled to Kenya to investigate cancer in wild animals, an extension of her exotic species and wildlife oncology research.
November 21, 2019
Alumni Voice: What Zoological Medicine at the CVM Meant to Me
As chief veterinarian at the South Carolina Aquarium in Charleston, S.C., Shane Boylan (DVM, ’05) treats some of the world’s most amazing marine animals, including sea turtles impacted by oil spills in the Gulf of Mexico and loggerheads in need of rehabilitation at the aquarium’s Sea Turtle Care Center. As a student at the NC
November 12, 2019
Wild Things: 30 Years of Zoological Medicine at the CVM
30 years ago, the CVM changed the way zoological medicine was practiced and taught. Today, it remains an unmatched force in the field.
March 29, 2019
NC State Veterinary Hospital Helps Lost Seal Pup Find His Way
The young gray seal needed to go North, and the NC State Veterinary Hospital was a vital stop on the way there. The seal’s path to NC State began in late February. As reported by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the seal was spotted in Virginia Beach, Va., and reported as lethargic and
January 18, 2017
What Can You Learn from a Bearded Dragon?
When Tara Harrison, an assistant professor and a clinician, first saw Kaleb, he was suffering from an undifferentiated sarcoma, a type of cancer that typically affects bones and connective...
October 21, 2016
Caring for Reptiles Now — and Into the Future
Today is Reptile Awareness Day, set aside to celebrate all the snakes, lizards, frogs and turtles in our lives, we asked Tara Harrison, a clinical assistant professor, to reveal some of her favorite stories of working with reptiles...
October 12, 2016
Dealing With Aquariums and Ponds During Power Outages
In December 2002, Gregory Lewbart was awakened by fiery transformers and tree branches breaking apart during the Raleigh ice storm, that experience reinforced the importance of a plan for pet fish when the electricity goes out...
July 11, 2016
NC State CVM Receives $350,000 Cancer Treatment Grant From the Petco Foundation
Covered species include birds, fish, reptiles and small mammals, such as guinea pigs and rabbits...