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NC State Veterinary Medicine News and Updates, March 2022

NC State College of Veterinary Medicine Dean, Kate Meurs

Faculty and Staff

NC State Names New Dean of College of Veterinary Medicine

Kate Meurs has been named dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine at North Carolina State University following a nationwide search. Her appointment becomes effective April 1, pending Board of Trustees approval. Meurs will be the first female dean of the college and the inaugural recipient of the Randall B. Terry Jr. College of Veterinary Medicine Endowed Dean’s Chair.

Groundbreaking Pain Researcher Lascelles Will Receive Distinguished Professorship

Internationally recognized pain expert Duncan Lascelles, professor of translational pain research and management at the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine, will be the recipient of the Dr. J. McNeely and Lynne K. DuBose Distinguished Professorship in Musculoskeletal Health. He is the director of the Comparative Pain Research and Education Center at NC State. 

In the Spotlight

Vehicles Play Important Role in PRRSV Transmission

New research from NC State veterinarians shows that trucks used to move not only animals but also farm workers and feed can be responsible for disease transmission.

NC State Veterinarians Help a Bear with Anxiety at the Museum of Life and Science in Durham.

In this new video story, Dr. Tara Harrison, associate professor of zoo and exotic animal medicine, talks about how the NC State and Museum of Life and Science teams are working together to help “Little Bear” work through his challenges with anxiety.

Model Predicts Cross-Species Contamination Risk for Livestock

NC State Veterinary Medicine researchers created a new mathematical model to help public health officials decide where to focus prevention and biosecurity efforts when protecting farms from disease outbreaks.

Important Tips to Keep Your Pets Safe this Spring

As the weather gets warmer, we’ll start to head outside more with our dogs and maybe do some gardening. Spring is also the time of year when many people celebrate Easter. Steve Marks, associate dean and director of veterinary medical services at the NC State Veterinary Hospital, shares some important tips to keep our pets safe during this season of renewal. 

NC State Expert Shares Important Information About a Dangerous Strain of Bird Flu

Tara Harrsion talks with WRAL News about a deadly strain of the H5N1 Avian Influenza after wildlife officials announce four wild birds died from a highly dangerous strain in North Carolina.

Donors and Support

Generous Supporters Help Write the Next Chapter of Veterinary Medicine on Day of Giving

Thanks to the outpouring of generosity and support from our Veterinary Medicine community, NC State’s 2022 Day of Giving was a great success. In just 24 hours, College of Veterinary Medicine supporters gave more than $2.7 million to help us continue our groundbreaking research, compassionate clinical care and world-class education for future veterinarians and researchers.