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NC State Veterinary Medicine News and Updates, January 2022

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Photo by John Joyner/NC State Veterinary Medicine

Faculty and Staff

  • It’s a match made in rehabilitation heaven for veterinary technician Heather Hopkinson and hunting dog Tarpon.
  • Duncan Lascelles talks with USA Today about a groundbreaking arthritis pain management drug for cats. 
  • Korinn Saker offers great tips on how to change your dog’s diet easily — and deal with picky eaters.
  • A new CVM-led study finds that there is no pay gap for female zoo vets, but children are perceived as a career hindrance.
  • How the pets of CVM staff and faculty help train future veterinarians.
  • A look at Gustavo Machado’s game-changing research on controlling the spread of swine disease.
Dog with protective collar
Kallie during recovery.

Margaret Gruen talks with Veterinary Practice News about how dog behavior provides clues to chronic pain and cognitive issues. Following treatment at the NC State Veterinary Hospital, Kallie, a dog with a heart murmur, finds a forever home with a little girl who shares the same condition. Dorman spreads the word to pet owners about the dangers of blue-green algae. and  A look back at the 10 most memorable CVM stories of 2021.

Donors and Support

  • New deanships, including the Randall B. Terry, Jr. College of Veterinary Medicine Dean’s Chair Endowment, were established through two longstanding partnerships with NC State. 
  • When Chatterbox the cat was diagnosed with a skin tumor on his nose, successful surgery was completed with help from Petco Love and the Blue Buffalo Cancer Treatment Fund.

Alumni and Students

  • An American Veterinary Medical Association story on the evolution of fish medicine features fourth-year student Jake Veilleux.
  • NC State students get a rare chance to study manatees at CMAST.
  • The class of 2022’s Alex Grobman is one of four national winners of the 2021 $75,000 Coyote Rock Ranch Scholarship in support of students dedicated to equine medicine.
CVM student Alex Grobman outside with a horse
Alex Grobman. Photo by John Joyner/NC State Veterinary Medicine

The class of 2024’s Kinnidy Coley talks with Vet Candy about her love of veterinary medicine and her experience so far at the CVM. students Emily Hellstrom and Drew Koch receive honors from the AAEP’s Foundation for the Horse.