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Two graduates lean into each other, hands clasped, at the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine's 2024 graduation.

Celebrating the Class of 2024

‘It’s the People Who Make It’ for the College of Veterinary Medicine’s Class of 2024

Despite their programs’ socially distant beginnings, members of the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine’s Class of 2024 formed enduring bonds with the people and places that make this campus home.

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Jamie Constantino with his pup in 2010.

Class of 2024: Yes, You Should Get a Pet in Vet School

A first-person essay from Jamie Constantino, a native of Poughkeepsie, New York, and president of the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine's Class of 2024. He will be working as a small and exotic animal veterinarian in Columbus, Ohio.    

Katie Tyndall with her dog.

Fulfilling a dream

On Friday afternoon, when the Class of 2024 gathers for the annual Oath and Hooding ceremony, Katie Tyndall will achieve something that a decade ago she thought wasn’t possible: She will become Dr. Katie Tyndall — officially a veterinarian, ready to begin a career at a small animal clinic in Fayetteville. 

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

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. 

Claire Ludwig

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… 

Raena Eldridge

Class of 2024 Story: From Swim Caps to Scrubs

"This is something I've been working for my entire life": As an undergraduate, Raena Eldridge was a champion swimmer and an award-winning scholar. Now, she's excited to join a new team.