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NC State Veterinary Medicine News and Updates, September 2021

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Keischa Williams poses with her dog, Phife, who is undergoing Petco-funded cancer treatment. Photo by John Joyner/NC State Veterinary Medicine.

Diversity and Inclusion

  • For far too long there have been far too many barriers to veterinary medicine for underrepresented individuals, especially because of race. A record 37% of our class of 2025 identifies as something other than solely white. It’s just the beginning.

Faculty and Staff

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Duncan Lascelles, professor of translational pain research and management.
  • Kathryn Meurs, senior associate dean for research and graduate studies, was named intern dean effective Jan. 18, 2022. Meurs takes over for Dean Paul Lunn after he steps down to lead his alma mater.
  • Remembering James Guy: Longtime faculty member, innovative researcher and beloved mentor.
  • A new study led by Duncan Lascelles finds that a textile-based implant reduces pain and restores hip joint function to baseline levels in dogs with moderate osteoarthritis symptoms.
  • CVM researchers sequence the genome of a virulent Salmonella enteritidis strain that sickened two poultry flocks in consecutive years.
  • Researchers including Andy Stringer developed a model showing that vaccination helps slow the growth of bacteria resistant to amoxicillin by 14.77% in Ethiopia.
  • Elisa Crisci collaborates with a College of Engineering team to create an antiviral and antimicrobial coating that eradicated 99% of several common pathogens within five minutes on a range of fabrics.
  • Are all prebiotics and probiotics created equal? A new CVM-led study aims to set the record straight.
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A rendering of the proposed new equine hospital at the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine. Courtesy of Flad Architects.

In the Spotlight
Our next phase: Here’s a first look at the new equine hospital and dairy barn in the works at the CVM.

Donors and Support

Alumni and Students

  • Fourth-year students Allyson Patterson and Sabra McCallister chosen for the inaugural Aurora Pharmaceutical DVM Student Scholarship Program, receiving $5,000 and $2,000 scholarships, respectively.