Our Remarkable Reach: Check out The Oath for Fall 2023
At the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine, we offer world-class education to the next generation of healers, expand the limits of medicine with our research and provide unparalleled patient care, all the while giving back to those who make our work possible. This edition of The Oath magazine highlights the myriad ways we contribute to North Carolina’s economy and strength by improving the lives of its animals and people.
Here, you can find stories about how we touch nearly every facet of North Carolina’s diverse animal industries and how we’re poised to go even further, thanks in large part to a generous $70 million allotment in the state budget to renovate our Large Animal Hospital to include a new Equine Veterinary Center and to increase our class size.
Enhancing our equine assets boosts our ability to provide vital resources to our community, such as our pilot equine emergency service and a law enforcement-focused training session on identifying horses in need, both of which are detailed in these pages.
We also outline how our alumni, staff and students have a hand in producing the food that fuels and nourishes North Carolina. Our Food Animal Scholars program gives food-focused future vets the tools they need to succeed, and our annual honeybee conference gives vets of all levels the buzz on bee health.
This issue also puts our research under the microscope. Our new head of research, Dr. Josh Stern, is dedicated to translational work that helps animals, people and the environment.
Examples of this mission include a breakthrough study on feline idiopathic cystitis that has already resulted in an effective treatment providing relief for long-suffering cats. Partnering with the USDA, an NC State multidisciplinary research team is currently investigating ways to curb the spread of devastating swine diseases.
Our staff feature introduces our newest clinical social worker, Morgan Josey, and details how the Family and Community Services team works to support the mental health of the Veterinary Hospital’s clients and staff.
And, of course, we continue to save lives right here at our veterinary hospital, even when confronted with unprecedented situations. Hollen the German shorthaired pointer’s story is a testament to the versatility and innovation of our hospital teams.
We’re thrilled you’re interested in following the great work happening daily at the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine. Thank you for your support and your readership.