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Derek Foster

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. 

An instructor in green overalls leans against a barn containing cows while teaching a row of students in overalls during a farm lab class.

Oct 19, 2023

NC State Scholars Program Fosters Food-Focused Future Vets

Through its Food Animal Scholars initiative, the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine equips veterinarians-in-training to produce healthy food that nourishes and fuels North Carolina. 

AABP Scholarship

Oct 7, 2020

Bovine Association Honors NC State Veterinary Students, Alum

NC State Veterinary Medicine has a strong showing at this year's American Association of Bovine Practitioners conference. 

black goat with purple shirt and pink tennis balls on horns

Jan 22, 2020

Patient Spotlight: Rare Treatment Leaves Goat Udderly Unfazed

A feisty goat named Amelia undergoes surgery at the NC State Veterinary Hospital to remove her udder and ovaries. 

Baby cow feeding on milk bottle by hand child

Aug 5, 2019

CVM Students Earn Bovine Association Honors

Two NC State College of Veterinary students have won Bovine Veterinary Student Recognition Awards from Merck Animal Health and the American Association of Bovine Practitioners. The Class of 2020’s Janelle Wiser and the Class of 2021’s Caitlyn Mullins are among 18 winners of the $5,000 scholarship open to third- and fourth-year veterinary students nationwide. They will… 

vets and high school teachers talk science

Dec 10, 2018

NIH-Funded Program Educates High School Teachers About Issues in Science

A collaboration with the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and funded by the National Institutes of Health, the workshop included a talk at Athens High followed by a tour of the CVM... 

CVM AABP group photo

Sep 21, 2018

CVM Faculty and Students Receive AABP Awards

Derek Foster, assistant professor of ruminant health and production at the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine, received the Student Chapter Advisor Award from the American Association of Bovine Practitioners during its annual conference Sept 13 to 15 in Phoenix. The award recognizes a faculty advisor’s impactful mentorship as part of a AABP student chapter. Foster… 

Derek Foster and Duncan Lascelles

Feb 19, 2018

Foster, Lascelles Awarded Pharmacology Research Grants

Two NC State College of Veterinary Medicine researchers are the only recipients of pharmacology research grants from the American Veterinary Medical Foundation and the Veterinary Pharmacology Research Foundation. Derek Foster, assistant professor of ruminant health and production, received the Veterinary Pharmacology Research Grant for his work exploring the best antibiotic treatment process for cows with mastitis,… 

students examine cows

Aug 21, 2017

Cowabunga’s Incredible Journeys

Harrison Dudley knew he wanted to practice large animal medicine, but he also knew he lacked something very important: hands-on experience. “I did not grow up around cattle production, so as a student I felt like I had a lot of catching up to do,” he said. So during his first year at the NC State… 

Antimicrobial resistance development in bacteria — like E. coli, (pictured above), can have devastating effects on human health.

Apr 2, 2017

Fighting Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria in Food Animals

Responsible drug practices and antimicrobial resistance research is a CVM priority. The CVM includes faculty considered experts on such matters who shape the international conversation on approaches on drug use and antimicrobial resistance...