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Check Out The Oath 2.0 for Spring 2023

Dr. Lauren Schnabel and Dr. Katie Sheats applied for the grant from the NC Horse Council.
Dr. Lauren Schnabel and Dr. Katie Sheats applied for a grant from the NC Horse Council that will help the college care for its on-campus herds.

At the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine, we offer the best education to the next generation of healers, expand the limits of medicine with our research and provide excellent care to our patients. This edition of The Oath magazine focuses on our equine and feline patients.

Find stories about the major impact the college has on North Carolina’s $2 billion equine industry, providing emergency medical care, training the veterinarians who serve the state and offering access to cutting-edge equipment, including a new standing CT. The machine is a complete game-changer for equine care, allowing our equine experts to scan the heads and throat latches of horses without having to put the animals under general anesthesia.

Because of the problem-solving and compassionate care of our exceptional equine experts, Elf the donkey survived a cascade of crises. His happy story also is included.

On the feline front, The Oath includes news about our new Feline Health Center, which consolidates our considerable feline expertise under one umbrella.

“With our Feline Health Center, we will put an intentional emphasis on improving cat health in multiple ways, including through research, enhanced educational opportunities for veterinarians and owners, innovative care for feline patients and community outreach,” says Dr. Kate Meurs, dean of the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine.

We’ve included a feature about the NC State Mobile Veterinary Hospital as well. The mobile hospital is an important community partner, often helping counties by offering spay and neuter services for feral cats. 

Our featured alumni for this issue also has a cat connection. Read how Dr. Tracey Rossi went above and beyond the obvious to help a client’s brown tabby survive a potentially fatal feline infection. 

We’re also thrilled to introduce you to the new clinical veterinarian for the Teaching Animal Unit and Reedy Creek Equine Farm. 

Perhaps you’ll notice that we’ve also redesigned and modernized the magazine. We love it. We hope you will as well.