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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. 


Jun 3, 2020

Monitoring Environmental Exposures in Dogs Could be Early Warning System for Human Health

CVM-led study shows that man’s best friend may also be man’s best bet for figuring out how environmental chemicals could impact our health. 

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Nov 5, 2019

Dogs May Hold Key to Fighting Human Bladder Cancer

A pioneering bladder cancer study launching at the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine will compare the origins and characteristics of the disease in dogs and humans, a promising approach to developing earlier diagnosis and improved therapies for both species. The two-year project, which recently received funding from the V Foundation for Cancer Research, will explore… 

white west dog and Jack Russell terrier are walking together in sunny summer day outdoors

Jan 13, 2019

CVM Study to Use Innovative Cancer Detection Tool, Seeks Participants

The study explores the effectiveness of a new test developed at the CVM for early diagnosis of urothelial carcinoma, a cancer of the urinary tract also known as transitional cell carcinoma. 

Apr 27, 2018

New Study Aims to Combat Blindness in the Endangered Red Wolf

A new research project at the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine could make a vital impact on the survival of the critically endangered American red wolf. Only about 40 of the wolves live in the wild, all in North Carolina. Principal investigator Freya Mowat, CVM assistant professor of ophthalmology, has received a grant to develop… 

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Jan 23, 2018

AKC-CHF Grant funds New CVM Bartonella Research Project

The new study will dive deeper into evidence suggesting that Bartonella infections contribute to hemangiosarcoma development. That information could lead to improved diagnosis and treatment of the cancer, which occurs most often in several popular canine breeds... 

copper wolf statues on main campus

Dec 14, 2016

Two NC State Researchers Awarded National Grants to Study Canine Health

Two of nine grants from the Morris Animal Foundation funding research to improve canine health have been awarded to faculty members from... 

Dr. Matthew Breen with students in the lab

Jul 11, 2016

Two CVM Researchers Among Recipients of First C3O Cancer Grants

A joint funding project from CVM and the Duke Cancer Institute, the C3O grants support research that will translate laboratory discoveries into therapeutic applications... 

Dr. Denis Marcellin-Little with UNC President Margaret Spellings

Apr 28, 2016

News and Updates, April 2016

Highlights cover key events; faculty, staff, and student accomplishments; and other CVM news... 

Dr. Matthew Breen works with students in his lab

Dec 21, 2015

Advances in Comparative Oncology

The journal Nature Medicine published a feature article on the comparative oncologist’s current activities on Dec. 8—exactly 10 years to the day from when the journal Nature published the paper documenting the detailed analysis of...