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News and Updates, April 2017

student admires whale skeleton
With finals complete, students dive into fun selectives like Veterinary Illustration. Photo by John Joyner/NC State Veterinary Medicine

[section_subtitle] Faculty and Staff [/section_subtitle]


  • Dean Paul Lunn receives the LGBT+ Veterinary Awareness Award.
  • Michael Martin discusses bird flu in North Carolina.
  • Greg Lewbart and the sea turtle and marine iguana research teams featured on the BBC documentary “Galapagos.”
  • The Morris Animal Foundation features Jody Gookin’s new approaches to treating a common feline parasite.
  • April Kedrowicz talks with Dog Talk radio about her recent study on the belief in the animal afterlife.



  • A look at the CVM’s dedication to fighting antibiotic-resistant bacteria in food animals.
  • Two new veterinary medicine collections, the Gregory A. Lewbart Papers and the William Medway Papers, are now available at NC State’s Special Collections Research Center.
  • CVM staff recognized with 2017 Awards for Excellence.
  • General practice service certified as a “Feline-Friendly Practice with Silver Status” by the American Association of Feline Practitioners.


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[section_subtitle] Alumni and Students [/section_subtitle]

  • A love for translational research drives grad student Courtney Rousse Sparks.
  • Class of 2018’s Kylie Glisson and Olivia Myers awarded scholarships by the American Association of Swine Veterinarians Foundation.
  • Alums can share their Wolfpack wisdom with students.

[section_subtitle] Donors and Support [/section_subtitle]

  • Why Frank and Betsy Skidmore honored their dog, Charlie, with two bricks on the CVM campus.
  • For Maria Strine, memorializing her beloved pets on the CVM campus’ Walk of Honor brought her a sense of comfort.