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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… 

class of 2023 white coat ceremony

Aug 4, 2019

Meet the CVM Class of 2023

They’re here from Raleigh, from Georgia and Texas and Puerto Rico to study small animals and food animals, to pursue careers in public health and clinical research. They’re the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine Class of 2023. And they’re now officially part of the family. 

Student in lab coat in laboratory

Jul 16, 2019

A New Discovery, An Unforgettable Research Experience

Valerie Nelson was just looking to see what it was like to work in a research lab. What she found will impact lives around the world. While taking part in the Veterinary Scholars Program last summer at the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine, Nelson made an unexpected discovery. She had never worked in a research… 

Gregory Lewbart (third from left in khaki hat) with CVM students in the Galápagos in 2018.

May 29, 2019

CVM Global Health Projects Awarded Funding

Research projects in South Africa, the Galápagos and Senegal are recipients of 2019 travel awards from the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine’s global health program. The awards fund projects from CVM faculty advancing research in global health, including wildlife conservation and infectious disease. For a project based in northern Pretoria, South Africa, Anthony Blikslager, professor… 

Danielle Mzyk, Class of 2019

May 10, 2019

Class of 2019 Story: A New Life, Unplanned

Name: Danielle Mzyk Hometown: Chapel Hill Focus: Food animal Post-graduation plans: Associate veterinarian at the Animal Hospital of Waterford, in Waterford, Pa. When I walked onto NC State’s campus 10 years ago I had no idea the road my journey to DVM would take me. I originally wanted to pursue a career in small animal and… 

Nikesh Patel, Class of 2019

May 9, 2019

Class of 2019 Story: Strength in Numbers

Name: Nikesh Patel Hometown: New Brunswick, N.J. Focus: Small animal surgery Post-graduation plans: Small animal rotating internship in medicine and surgery, Ohio State University I was 12 when my seventh grade art teacher told me how challenging it was to become a doctor of veterinary medicine. For a while, I allowed fear of that challenge… 

Kaytee McCullough

May 8, 2019

Class of 2019 Story: Gaining a Different Perspective

Name: Kaytee McCullough Hometown: Tryon, N.C. Focus: Food animal Post-graduation plans: Poultry emphasis anatomic pathology residency and pursuing a Ph.D. No good has ever come from doing a group project — except one of my closest friendships. After finishing my undergraduate degree, I thought group projects were done forever. Sure, we have to work on… 

Tyler Perkins, Class of 2019

May 6, 2019

Class of 2019 Story: With Every Patient, an Indelible Lesson

Name: Tyler Perkins Hometown: Greensboro Focus: Small animal and exotics Post-graduation plans: Emergency medicine The first year of veterinary school was an academic challenge unlike anything I had ever experienced. I embraced the challenge and thankfully had access to faculty and staff who were more supportive than I ever expected. That was my first glimpse… 

Caide Wooten, Class of 2019

May 5, 2019

Class of 2019 Story: Memories of a CVM Journey, Great and Small

Name: Caide Wooten I distinctly remember sitting in North Theater the first or second day of orientation in August 2015. The room was packed, and the air was palpable with emotion — excitement for finally making it to vet school, fear for the course load that had already been described as... 

Student in graduation gown on stage.

May 3, 2019

CVM Class of 2019 Graduation

Their lives have gone in very different directions over four years. Soon, they’ll stand together again one last time. The 99 members of the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine’s Class of 2019 will walk across the graduation stage during the traditional oath and hooding ceremony 6 p.m. May 10 at the McKimmon Center and walk…