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NC State Veterinary Medicine News and Updates, July 2021

female box turtle with an aural abscess
A Turtle Rescue Team patient, this female box turtle has an aural abscess. Photo by John Joyner/NC State Veterinary Medicine

Faculty and Staff

  • Greg Lewbart is part of a team back at work protecting sea turtles and other native species in the Galapagos.
  • A research team led by Kelly Meiklejohn develops a DNA assay to aid in identifying and protecting North American wolves andDURHAM, NC - NOVEMBER 9: A Red Wolf is seen at the North Carolina Museum of Life + Science on Thursday, November 8, 2017, in Durham, NC. (Photo by Salwan Georges/The Washington Post via Getty Images) coyotes.
  • Matthew Godfrey named wildlife conservationist of the year by the North Carolina Wildlife Federation.
  • Greg Lewbart talks about North Carolina snakes and safety on World Snake Day. 
  • Tara Harrison talks to WRAL about wolf-German shepherd hybrids that were on the loose in Orange County.
  • Jorge Piedrahita, Ke Cheng and April Kedrowicz among the leaders of projects at the NC State Comparative Medicine Institute receiving prestigious training grants from the National Institutes of Health.
  • Greg Lewbart chatted with ABC11 about Raleigh’s escaped zebra cobra.
  • A pilot study from Santosh Mishra finds that a gene associated with autism is linked to itch response.

In the Spotlightclass of 2025

Meet the 100-member strong CVM class of 2025.

Students and Alumni

  • The class of 2010’s Kristen Roza-Sutherland talks about her passion for poultry health and the CVM faculty who inspired her the most.
  • The class of 2018’s John Griffioen discusses his work as a veterinarian with the Fort Worth Zoo.
  • When the turtles of the Triangle need help, our Turtle Rescue Team takes charge. WRAL goes behind the scenes with the student-led group.
  • The class of 2008’s Catherine Harris named director of livestock programs for the veterinary division of the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Former CVM faculty member Michael Martin was named North Carolina state veterinarian.

Donors and Support

  • Adam Birkenheuer named the Andy Quattlebaum Distinguished Chair in Infectious Disease Research. He’s the second CVM faculty member to receive a distinguished chair.