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Behavioral Medicine

Class of 2025 orientation

Aug 30, 2021

NC State Veterinary Medicine News and Updates, August 2021

ICU stuffed animals. introducing children to science, a new distinguished chair and more from a busy month on campus. 

pets waiting for owner

Aug 4, 2021

Adjusting Pets to Life After COVID-19 Quarantine

Margaret Gruen, assistant professor of behavioral medicine, talks about how post-quarantine scheduling shifts may impact pets — and how you can help ease them back into the routine they once knew so well. 

AKC breed sensitivity study

May 25, 2021

New NC State Veterinary Medicine Project Aims to Unlock Mysteries of Dog Pain

The groundbreaking study is exploring whether pain sensitivity differs by dog breed. 

NC State CVM cow eating alfalfa

Feb 26, 2021

NC State Veterinary Medicine Research Roundup, February 2021

Cattle pain management, investigating an emerging pathogen and more of the latest published research from NC State Veterinary Medicine. 

Sleeping dog

Dec 18, 2020

Study Sets Baseline for Sleep Patterns in Healthy Adult Dogs

The canine sleep study could guide research on chronic pain and cognitive dysfunction in dogs, potentially improving detection and treatment. 

Shanna Rayburn

May 12, 2019

New to the CVM Family: Meet Shanna Rayburn

Shanna Rayburn is a behavioral medicine clinical technician at the NC State Veterinary Hospital. 

Sara Bennett volunteers with shelter dogs.

Nov 27, 2018

New to the CVM Family: Meet Sara Bennett

Sara Bennett recently joined the CVM as the new clinical assistant professor of behavioral medicine at the NC State Veterinary Hospital. 

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... 

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...