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Kat Pankratz

Feb 19, 2018

Pankratz Awarded Best Resident Paper by Feline Medicine Journal

Katherine Pankratz, a clinical behavioral medicine resident at the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine, has received the Resident Best Paper Award from the Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery for her research into reducing stress and fear in confined cats. Pankratz’s research took a look at the effectiveness and safety of the drug gabapentin when… 

dog growling

Oct 23, 2017

The Role of Hormones in Aggressive Dogs

Dogs bite about 4.5 million Americans each year. Yet we know relatively little about the psychological and biological factors underlying dog aggression. A new study at CVM provides some insight. 

Grandlin teach animal behavior

Jan 11, 2017

To CVM Students, Grandin Stresses Understanding Animal Behavior

In an irreverently insightful lunchtime lecture on Tuesday, world-renowned animal behaviorist Temple Grandin shared observations with... 

Temple Grandin with cow

Dec 19, 2016

Temple Grandin to Visit CVM, NC State

Grandin is scheduled to give a talk, “Different Kinds of Mind Contribute to Society,” at 7 p.m. Jan 10 at Hunt Library. The talk is free and open to the public, but registration is required... 

Leah Day pets cat

Nov 27, 2016

A Complete Change of Heart

Leah Dey freely admits that there was a time when she didn’t really like cats. Of course that was years ago, and my, how things have changed... 

portrait dog on a studio color background

Nov 20, 2016

Keeping Pets Stress-free for the Holidays

Whether you’re hosting a Thanksgiving dinner or throwing a holiday party with a group of 50 friends, pets may be confused... 

how not to greet a dog poster

May 16, 2016

NC State College of Veterinary Medicine Behaviorist Urges Awareness to Protect Children from Dog Bites

Understanding dog body language is an important way to avoid dog bites. Often, dogs use body language and vocalizations to express that they feel anxious, afraid or threatened. Dogs may wag their tails when... 

Dr. Barbara Sherman speaks at award banquet

Oct 22, 2015

CVM Professor Recipient of NC State Libraries Faculty Award

The annual award, established in commemoration of the library’s centennial year in 1989, enables the library to recognize the NC State faculty member who has... 

Jul 30, 2012

Why Do Cats Purr? NC State University College of Veterinary Medicine Behavior Expert Explains

The following article by correspondent Marla Vacek Broadfoot appears in the Science & Technology section of the July 30, 2012 issue of the Raleigh News & Observer. Dr. Barbara Sherman is the director of the Behavioral Medicine Service at the NC State University Veterinary Health Complex. Here she explains the science behind those characteristic rumblings of our feline companions.…