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NC State Veterinary Medicine News and Updates, January 2021

Snow day
A gorgeous snow day on campus Jan. 28 at the TAU. Photo by Olivia Higgs.

Donors and Support

  • Keeping Odin the ferret in charge, thanks to help from the Petco Foundation and Blue Buffalo Cancer Treatment Fund.
  • Kate Meurs named the Randall B. Terry, Jr. Distinguished Professor in Comparative Medicine.
  • Liz and Dennis Elwell establish the Tuc Elwell Client Assistance Fund in Cardiology, providing critical financial assistance to owners of cats with cardiac conditions.
  • After a surprising cancer diagnosis, innovative care, with help from the Petco Foundation and the Blue Buffalo Foundation Cancer Treatment Fund, saved terrier mix Molly’s life.

In the Spotlight

The world in our hands: The new edition of our magazine, The Oath, focuses on our global health program and our vision for addressing the world’s greatest health challenges. Read the full edition here:

Faculty and Staff

  • Shelly Vaden featured in JAVMA story on the promising future of treating cats with chronic kidney disease.
  • TriviumVet announces promising trial to treat feline HCM, a partnership with UC Davis led by Kate Meurs at the CVM.
  • A new study led by Casey Theriot shows that the inflammation caused by C. diff infection gives the pathogen a two-fold advantage.
  • Q&A: Sid Thakur talks about the ever-growing impact of the global health program.
  • Canine osteosarcoma is a particularly pernicious cancer. A recently launched clinical trial led by Mike Nolan is exploring a new approach.
  • Mariea Ross-Estrada chats with NPR about the key do’s and don’ts of being a pet owner.
Rachel Park
Rachel Park

Students and Alumni

  • 2013 graduate Quincy Hawley is co-hosting a new lifestyle show for veterinarians and students.
  • Rachel Park receives American Veterinary Medicine Association animal welfare contest honor.