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May 2, 2024

Class of 2024: A Standing Ovation for the Animals That Saw Us Through

By Claire Ludwig If you were to ask the members of the Class of 2024 why they want to be veterinarians, a common answer would be, “Well, I love animals.” And we do. That is why so many of us have animals patiently waiting for us to return home every day. These animals do not… 

Five future pathology residents from the DVM Class of 2024, four females and one male, stand outside of the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine.

May 1, 2024

Classmates for 4 Years, ‘Colleagues for Life’: NC State Pathology Class of 2024 Students Celebrate Residency Placements

All five graduating DVM students in the College of Veterinary Medicine’s pathology focus area who applied to residencies matched, an impressive feat within a small and competitive specialization. 

Grayson Walker, center, finished his Ph.D. in 2022 with extraordinary mentorship from Dr. Luke Borst and Mitsu Suyemoto.

Apr 30, 2024

Class of 2024: Always Asking Why Leads to a Destiny in Disease Research

A first-person essay by Grayson Walker, a native of Collettsville, North Carolina, who received his Ph.D. in 2022 as part of a dual DVM/Ph.D. program at NC State. After Oath and Hooding, he will be a veterinary medical officer at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. 

A male veterinary student smiles at the camera as he sits on stairs in the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine.

Apr 29, 2024

Class of 2024: A Father-Daughter Graduation Celebration Honors a Goal Three Decades in the Making

When his daughter’s vet school journey reignited his own long-held dream, Craig Barnett followed her, and his heart, into the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine to launch a second career. 

Taking the Veterinarian's Oath

Apr 29, 2024

NC State Oath and Hooding Set for May 3

The NC State College of Veterinary Medicine’s Class of 2024 will celebrate their achievements and years of hard work on May 3 at the annual Oath and Hooding ceremony. Held at 2 p.m. in Reynolds Coliseum, the graduation ceremony will mark the official transition to becoming veterinarians. During the event, the graduates will all take the… 

Forensic scientist conducting criminal investigation aganist laboratory background. Holds cotton swab with sample of dna and a test tube in his hand. Tets paternity concept.

Apr 26, 2024

Research Roundup NC State Veterinary Medicine, April 2024

Feline Health Experts Outline Guidelines on Pain Management in Cats Taylor S, Gruen M, KuKanich K, X Lascelles BD, Monteiro BP, Sampietro LR, Robertson S, Steagall PV. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, commonly referred to as NSAIDs, are widely used for pain management in both humans and pets. When prescribing and administering these drugs to cats long-term,… 

Two people hugging.

Apr 19, 2024

Celebrating Outstanding Achievements at the 40th Annual Awards Banquet

The NC State College of Veterinary Medicine community gathered Thursday night to celebrate outstanding achievements over the past year. Students, faculty, house officers and staff were honored with dozens of awards during the event at Talley Student Union. Below is a full list of our 2024 winners. NC Veterinary Medical Association Academic Achievement Award: Claire Ludwig… 

A student getting their white coat.

Apr 16, 2024

NC State Veterinary Medicine Class of 2025 Receives White Coats at Annual Ceremony

Nicholas Collier had been dreaming about having a white coat with his name stitched on the chest since he was a kid.   When that moment finally came during the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine’s White Coat Ceremony on Saturday afternoon, Collier chose the high school teacher who helped him fulfill his dream to first drape… 

Horse grazing in a pasture at sunset

Apr 12, 2024

What Horse Owners Need to Know About Equine Strangles

Equine strangles is a highly infectious disease that, though rarely fatal, can quickly spread through a barn and affect many horses.  “It’s usually probably three to four weeks total for a horse to clear the infection, and during that time, they can give it to a whole lot of other horses,” says Dr. Kate Hepworth,… 

Student playing drums

Apr 11, 2024

Students Strengthen Campus Community through NC State Chapter of Association of Asian Veterinary Medical Professionals 

The students behind NC State’s chapter of the Association of Asian Veterinary Medical Professionals may be on our campus for only four years, but they are working to make an impact that will benefit generations of students who come after them.  Founded two years ago, the group is strengthening our CVM community by building a network…