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A male veterinary student smiles at two of his mentors, who are looking at slides in a pathology lab.

Jun 12, 2024

Equine Colic, Coastal Microplastics and So Much More: Summer Research Program Sees Record Participation and New Projects

The College of Veterinary Medicine’s Veterinary Scholars Program offers DVM students with little lab experience a paid opportunity to pursue their research interests under faculty mentorship. 

Two graduates lean into each other, hands clasped, at the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine's 2024 graduation.

May 3, 2024

‘It’s the People Who Make It’ for the College of Veterinary Medicine’s Class of 2024

Despite their programs’ socially distant beginnings, members of the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine’s Class of 2024 formed enduring bonds with the people and places that make this campus home. 

Five future pathology residents from the DVM Class of 2024, four females and one male, stand outside of the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine.

May 1, 2024

Classmates for 4 Years, ‘Colleagues for Life’: NC State Pathology Class of 2024 Students Celebrate Residency Placements

All five graduating DVM students in the College of Veterinary Medicine’s pathology focus area who applied to residencies matched, an impressive feat within a small and competitive specialization. 

In the right foreground, Dr. Danielle Mzyk smiles at two students working with a goat on a farm.

Apr 4, 2024

From ‘Bench to Farm to Table,’ 3-Time Alumna Helps Ruminants and Protects Our Food

Dr. Danielle Mzyk, an NC State College of Veterinary Medicine clinical veterinarian, safeguards the nation’s agricultural system and cares for North Carolina’s livestock, all in a day’s work. 

Dr. Sue Tonkonogy sits at her desk in her office. On the desk, next to her, her microbiology textbook stands on its end.

Mar 21, 2024

‘We Did It, and You Can, Too,’ Dr. Susan Tonkonogy Encourages Women in STEM

Dr. Susan Tonkonogy, the longest-tenured active faculty member at the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine, has seen both the college and the immunology field’s support of female scientists grow during her five-decade career. 

Dr. Jackie Jaloszynski, left, sits with her Lagotto Romagnolo puppy in her lap. Her husband, Sid Bragg, is sitting at the right with the couple's other Lagotto Romagnolo puppy in his lap.

Mar 19, 2024

The ‘Domino Effect’ of Helping Healers

Dr. Jackie Jaloszynski and Sid Bragg found life-changing care and an unexpected connection at the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine, inspiring them to give back to support veterinarians- and specialists-in-training. 

Students in blue surgical gowns and wearing yellow sterile gloves smile while holding suturing needles over fabric models.

Feb 6, 2024

Faculty-Led and ‘NC State-flavored,’ New Veterinary Curriculum Launches This Fall

The revised curriculum, centered on developing capable and confident veterinarians, is the result of five years of collaboration among faculty, staff and clinicians across the College of Veterinary Medicine. 

A flock of domestic turkeys gather in a field

Nov 21, 2023

Talking Turkey: How a Vaccine In Development at NC State Could Protect Turkeys from a Fast-Spreading Fatal Illness

Supported by a large grant from the USDA, an interdisciplinary team is researching a novel vaccine that could protect turkeys against a deadly disease while boosting their gut health against other illnesses. 

Dr. Kelly Meiklejohn, a female scientist with curly hair pulled back in a ponytail, examines a vial in a lab.

Nov 7, 2023

NC State Researchers Create First Genetic Database of North Carolina Black Bears

Through genotyping, the interdisciplinary team provides the ‘bear’ necessities for officials to identify animals involved in law enforcement investigations and help manage wild black bear populations. 

Three piglets look into the camera from below, their faces upturned.

Oct 10, 2023

NC State Researchers Partner with USDA to Combat Deadly Virus Affecting Pigs Nationwide

By studying the role unclean vehicles might have in transmitting a swine coronavirus, researchers help boost North Carolina’s food animal industry and support federal agencies in fighting other devastating diseases.