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goats in field following veterinary medicine student

Jan 24, 2022

Historic NC State Veterinary Medicine Fundraising Campaign Exceeds Goal

The resounding success of the Think and Do the Extraordinary Campaign solidifies NC State University's position as a world leader in veterinary medicine.  

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Mar 26, 2019

NC State’s Day of Giving: How You Can Help the CVM

We all know that when the CVM family comes together, we can accomplish anything. Now let’s show the world. March 27 is NC State’s inaugural Giving Day, a 24-hour push to celebrate the collective spirit of the Wolfpack and to strengthen its future. As a member of the CVM family, you can help us make a… 

Emily Honeycutt and Nanelle Barash

Mar 25, 2019

Resident Who Never Gave Up Receives Coat of Excellence

Georgia was a true medical detective story, and thankfully Nanelle Barash was on case. Emily and John Honeycutt didn’t quite know what was going on with their 10-year-old hound mix. Georgia has immune mediated polyarthritis, or IMPA, an inflammatory disease that damages connective tissues. She had recently undergone surgery to have a stainless steel plate… 

Gail and Art Aikin present the White Coat of Excellence to Lauren Green, a neurology resident at the NC State Veterinary Hospital. Photo by John Joyner/NC State Veterinary Medicine

Mar 24, 2019

Neurology Resident Honored for Compassionate Care

Art Aikin remembers his 6-year-old chocolate Labrador retriever, Cooper, as the most unusual of the five hunting dogs he has owned. The two spent many hours together hunting ducks and geese, and they stayed together back in town, too. “He was trained to hunt, and he was all business until it was cocktail hour, and… 

Cora Belle Knight in wheelchair

Mar 11, 2019

The Wag Tells the Tale

At first, Cora Belle was wobbly. David and Janet Knight first noticed their Labrador retriever mix unsteady on her hind legs a year and a half ago. By the following day, Cora Belle couldn’t stand or use her rear legs. But she was still able to wag her tail. That wagging tail was an important… 

Dr. Rick Hovis, Class of 1989.

Mar 4, 2019

CVM Alum Personifies an Attitude of Gratitude

When Rick Hovis received his DVM degree in 1989 from the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine, he was part of just the fifth graduating class. As a newly minted veterinarian, Hovis returned to practice near his hometown of Lowell, N.C., just outside of Gastonia. Even though he was barely six months into his career and… 

Sandy Thach

Feb 18, 2019

A Love for Students — and Cats, Too

Sandy Thach spent her NC State career helping students achieve their academic dreams. In retirement, she’s helping them even more. Thach came to the college in 1983 as an administrative assistant for the associate vice chancellor of student affairs, helping selected students to receive prestigious scholarships from the NC Fellows and Caldwell Scholars programs (now consolidated… 

horseshoe plaque with ribbon

Feb 11, 2019

A Friendship, a Hurricane and a Lasting Tribute

Brett Wu and Ashley Zibura became friends while on the rowing team at Brandeis University.  After graduation, they sailed off in distinctly different directions. Zibura earned a doctor of veterinary medicine degree from Ohio State University and is now a resident in the ophthalmology service at the NC State Veterinary Hospital. Wu joined AmeriCorps, where he…