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In the right foreground, Dr. Danielle Mzyk smiles at two students working with a goat on a farm.

Apr 4, 2024

From ‘Bench to Farm to Table,’ 3-Time Alumna Helps Ruminants and Protects Our Food

Dr. Danielle Mzyk, an NC State College of Veterinary Medicine clinical veterinarian, safeguards the nation’s agricultural system and cares for North Carolina’s livestock, all in a day’s work. 

Dr. Sue Tonkonogy sits at her desk in her office. On the desk, next to her, her microbiology textbook stands on its end.

Mar 21, 2024

‘We Did It, and You Can, Too,’ Dr. Susan Tonkonogy Encourages Women in STEM

Dr. Susan Tonkonogy, the longest-tenured active faculty member at the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine, has seen both the college and the immunology field’s support of female scientists grow during her five-decade career. 

Dr. Jackie Jaloszynski, left, sits with her Lagotto Romagnolo puppy in her lap. Her husband, Sid Bragg, is sitting at the right with the couple's other Lagotto Romagnolo puppy in his lap.

Mar 19, 2024

The ‘Domino Effect’ of Helping Healers

Dr. Jackie Jaloszynski and Sid Bragg found life-changing care and an unexpected connection at the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine, inspiring them to give back to support veterinarians- and specialists-in-training. 

Three women pose together for a photo at a school conference.

Mar 6, 2024

Building Business-Savvy Vets: A Q&A With Student Leaders of NC State’s Veterinary Business Management Association

Fresh from hosting the annual Red Wolf Leadership Conference — which recently won a national award — officers from NC State’s VBMA chapter explain how the club helps connect the local community. 

Small animal veterinarian Dr. Quincy Hawley stands with his arms crossed in front of a blue background.

Feb 28, 2024

Meet the NC State Alumnus Making Veterinary Medicine More Inclusive, From Racial Representation to Mental Health

Since earning his DVM in 2013, Dr. Quincy Hawley has worked diligently to help veterinarians feel like they belong in the profession, sometimes while navigating that challenge himself. 

Members of the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine ophthalmology and Large Animal Hospital teams pose with Myra, a brown Dutch warmblood mare.

Feb 20, 2024

Groundbreaking Transplant at NC State Helps Jumping Horse Stay the Course

Aided by cutting-edge growth factor research and state-of-the-art ultrasound technology, NC State ophthalmologists successfully performed one of the largest equine corneal transplants ever reported. 

Dr. Liara Gonzalez, a professor at the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine, poses in front of the entrance to the school's main building.

Feb 15, 2024

NC State Gastroenterologist Awarded $3.5 Million NIH Grant to Improve Small Intestine Transplant Process

Intestinal transplants have a five-year success rate below 60%, but researchers say an emerging technology for pre-transplant organ storage could boost tissue health, improve patient outcomes and expand the donor pool. 

Students in blue surgical gowns and wearing yellow sterile gloves smile while holding suturing needles over fabric models.

Feb 6, 2024

Faculty-Led and ‘NC State-flavored,’ New Veterinary Curriculum Launches This Fall

The revised curriculum, centered on developing capable and confident veterinarians, is the result of five years of collaboration among faculty, staff and clinicians across the College of Veterinary Medicine. 

A brunette female veterinarian in light blue scrubs stands in front of the sign for her practice in South Carolina.

Jan 26, 2024

Connections Across the Carolinas: How an NC State Alumna’s Encouragement Transformed a Veterinary Technician’s Career

Veterinary medical director Dr. Allison Hassinger and NC State Veterinary Hospital ICU supervisor Alexis MacKinnon share a tie to the College of Veterinary Medicine that started in South Carolina. 

Miss Rodeo North Carolina, Rachel Gagliardi, poses in a laboratory. She has long, dark hair and glasses and is wearing a cowboy hat, a pageant sash and a brown and turquoise jacket.

Jan 18, 2024

From Research Fellow to Rodeo Royalty, Dual-Degree Student Rides High

Rachel Gagliardi, an NC State College of Veterinary Medicine student and Miss Rodeo North Carolina 2023, seizes every opportunity to excel in the research lab, the rodeo arena and beyond.