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Cathy Mittenson, class of 2018

May 6, 2018

Class of 2018 Story: An Unforgettable Experience

My advice for future classes is to embrace this experience the best that you can; recognize that vet school is really hard and is... 

May 2, 2018

Student Voice: An Officer and a Veterinarian, Generations in the Making

I am Sam Tucker, a rising second-year student at the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine, and I am a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army Reserves... 

John Griffioen with Marine Iguanas

Mar 18, 2018

Student Voice: The Global Power of Veterinary Medicine

Exploring the world not only makes us better people, but helps veterinary students become better doctors. A recent excursion to the Galápagos Islands with NC State College of Veterinary Medicine colleagues reminded me just how much I learn from stepping outside of what’s familiar. The first thing you feel when you step off of the plane… 

students practice client communications in simulated appointments

Feb 26, 2018

Building DVM Skills One Conversation at a Time

An innovative, thorough approach to instilling communication values that apply to the wide range of situations veterinarians face every day... 

group of students holding flags

Feb 11, 2018

At the CVM, a House System United

In the fall of 2016, the CVM became the first veterinary school in the country to implement a house system. It’s part open-arms welcome, part community builder and support system — and altogether a committed focus on physical, social and mental well-being... 

Danielle Myzk, Claire Bublitz and Ronald Baynes, professor of pharmacology.

Jan 29, 2018

Student Voice: The Power of Veterinary Mentorship

Of all the items that I keep in my wallet, a particular  business card holds special significance. The paper is smudged; the edges look worn. I cannot remember how many times I have lost it. When I show people the card, I always explain why it’s so important. Ten years ago, I worked at the… 

Jenna Hartwell

Oct 9, 2017

Translating Education into Employable Skills

The NC State College of Veterinary Medicine is considered one of the most elite veterinary programs in the nation, in part because of how thoroughly its students are prepared for professional life. And in addition to a world-class medical education, students have access to state-of-the-art career counseling from Jenna Hartwell, director of veterinary career services and… 

Miriam Chari

Sep 19, 2017

Class of 2021: Embracing Challenges

Miriam Chari knew she would fall every single time. At 3 ½ years old with her legs barely long enough to get over a saddle, she’d do jumping exercises on a pony and would always fall off, even if the jump was mere inches off the ground. “The routine was go to the lesson, get… 

Emily Gidcumb

Sep 12, 2017

Class of 2021: Finding the Right Path

As a budding scientist, Emily Gidcumb’s resume was the type employers drool over. A bachelor’s degree in physics was immediately followed by a Ph.D. in materials science, both at UNC-Chapel Hill. There’s also the two undergraduate research assistant experiences, then the four years spent as a graduate research assistant working to improve digital breast tomosynthesis,… 

Dawn Torrisi

Aug 16, 2017

Class of 2021: Service and Sacrifice

The dog was mean as could be, and he was hurting. But he was a soldier with a mission, which meant that Dawn Torrisi had one, too. Torrisi first saw him when he was brought to the veterinary clinic at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune in Jacksonville, N.C., with serious medical conditions that could have…