April 21, 2019
Down on the Farm
Sara Beth Routh is out back. You’re never sure where. She could be with a class that’s learning cow handling techniques, helping to calm calves while repeatedly scraping muck off the bottom of her well-worn dusty boots. She could be in a covered stall cradling a fussy newborn lamb in her arms that needs some
April 8, 2019
After shooting, K-9 Kilo Back Home Following Surgery at NC State
A South Carolina police dog found shot last week has returned home following successful orthopedic surgery at the NC State Veterinary Hospital. Kilo, a 2-year-old tracker bloodhound with the Marion County K-9 Unit, was referred to the veterinary hospital after suffering a gunshot wound to his femur. During the three-hour surgery on Thursday, the hospital’s
March 20, 2019
Hackathon Empowers CVM Students to Think Boldly
FarmSpeak is a simple idea that’s simply brilliant. The phone app helps crumble communication barriers between farmers, their non-English speaking employees and the veterinarians who work with them both. And it all came together in 20 hours. Trey Cook, a second-year NC State College of Veterinary Medicine student, and a team of former strangers created
March 12, 2019
A Passion for Poultry Health
She begins, as she usually does, with a smile and a laugh. “I need to show you something,” Rocio Crespo, NC State College of Veterinary Medicine’s new professor of poultry health management, says from behind her desk. In one swift movement she turns her chair around, switches her computer off sleep mode and pulls up
February 25, 2019
What is it Like to Give a Polar Bear Anesthesia for 8 Hours?
On Feb. 4, Vigani, an NC State College of Veterinary Medicine clinical assistant professor, managed anesthesia during orthopedic surgery on the leg of Nora, a polar bear at the Hogle Zoo in Salt Lake City. A week earlier, 3-year-old Nora had broken her right humerus, likely while roughhousing in her enclosure.
October 21, 2018
From Costumes to Spooky Treats: Pet Safety Tips for Halloween
Keep people food and candy from pets, of course. It may be hard to keep track of pets, goblins, bags of candy, and easy access to party food, but ingesting chocolate, candy sweetened by xylitol, lollipops with sticks, or the wrong snack can...
August 20, 2018
Class of 2022: Striving for More
It’s the little pushes in Garrett Williams’ life have that have made the most difference. They’ve come from others, like his grandparents who noticed how much he loved their animal books and encouraged him when he said he wanted to become a vet. It came from his parents, who both didn’t attend college, but told
August 14, 2018
Class of 2022: A Lesson in Perseverance
Tahj Boston has an undefinable drive that helped her become a first-generation college student...
August 12, 2018
Undergraduate Research Program Gives Early Vet School Experience
The CVM’s undergraduate research program is an immersive introduction to the CVM and to the wide world of veterinary medicine. CVM faculty members have informally taken in interested undergraduates for decades...
August 12, 2018
Class of 2022: An Adventurous Path
After leaf cutter ants chewed through her tent in the Belize rainforest, Tala Woodward got up early the next morning, went on a hike and watched the macaws fly above the tree canopy. Woodward embraces the unexpected. It’s an approach that led her extending a semester abroad in Belize to a year, renting a room