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NC State Veterinary Medicine News and Updates, March 2021

baby goat in pen with mother
Photo by John Joyner/NC State Veterinary Medicine.

Donors and Support

  • The class of 2021’s Marisa Hofmeister is the first person in her family to attend college. Now, she’s also the recipient of the Sandy and Jerry Thach Endowed Scholarship.

Diversity and Inclusion

  • The class of 2021’s Shayla Jackson, the class of 2024’s Safari Richardson and the class of 2022’s Kier Way receive the inaugural PetDesk Scholarship for Equity in Veterinary Medicine, supporting groups historically underrepresented in the veterinary field.

In the SpotlightDay of giving

One day, $8.75 million.Thank you for your generous support during the NC State Day of Giving, the CVM received the most money raised of any participating college for the third year in a row. In all, NC State received more than $58.2 million.

Faculty and Staff

  • CVM Dean Paul Lunn begins term as president of the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges.
  • New research led by Ke Cheng shows a promising approach to treating heart injuries.
  • Protecting the Pack: How our new in-house COVID-19 testing lab led by Megan Jacob is helping keep NC State safe.
  • Gustavo Machado talks about his ongoing research into predicting outbreaks of a virus widely impacting the global pork industry.
  • Research led by Jody Gookin outlines how kittens could hold the key to understanding deadly diarrheal disease in children.

Students and Alumni

  • Dual DVM/Ph.D. student Annie Wang receives a F30 fellowship from the National Institutes of Health for antimicrobial resistance research.
  • Nine DVM students receive the highly competitive 2021 Zoetis Veterinary Student Scholars Award.
  • Four members of the class of 2021 receive prestigious laboratory animal residencies.
  • 2013 graduate Quincy Hawley discusses his inspiring road to wellness.
  • The class of 2023’s Christian Capobianco and the class of 2024’s Nia Powell named dvm360 student ambassadors.
  • Four DVM students receive scholarships from the American Association of Swine Veterinarians, and 2004 graduate and adjunct professor Jeremy Pittman named 2021 Swine Health Practitioner of the Year.
  • 2021 graduate Lisa Rochette talks about her experience with the NC State Food Animal Scholars Program.