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Natasha Olby

Dr. Natasha Olby is world-renowned for her research into aging dogs.

Jul 17, 2023

NC State’s Olby Wins 2023 AVMA Career Achievement in Canine Research Award

Dr. Natasha Olby, the Dr. Kady M. Gjessing and Rahna M. Davidson Distinguished Chair in Gerontology at the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine, is the 2023 winner of the AVMA Career Achievement in Canine Research Award. 

turtle being treated with acupuncture and cold laser therapy

Feb 28, 2022

NC State Veterinary Medicine News and Updates, Feb. 2022

A look at news and unique stories from the College of Veterinary Medicine for Feb. 2022. 

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.  

Adam Birkenheuer

Jul 21, 2021

NC State Veterinary Medicine Infectious Disease Expert Birkenheuer to Receive Distinguished Chair

Birkenheuer’s long-standing dedication to the detection and treatment of infectious diseases in dogs and cats has led to remarkable breakthroughs at NC State. 

red boxer dog jumping outdoors

Oct 8, 2019

New CVM Canine Health Studies Receive Morris Animal Foundation Funding

Two innovative canine health studies at the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine have been awarded funding by the Morris Animal Foundation. The organization announced Tuesday that it’s supporting a CVM project that’s developing a test that quickly gauges the severity and prognosis of central nervous system injuries in dogs. The two-year study is helmed by… 

vets check dogs reflexes

Sep 23, 2019

Antibody Testing Reveals Dogs Can Suffer from Same Autoimmune Encephalitis as Humans

Autoimmune encephalitis – an immune system reaction against the brain – is common in dogs, with smaller breeds and young adult dogs being most susceptible... 

Dr. Olby tests patient's reflexes

Mar 26, 2018

Electromagnetic Field Therapy For Dogs With Spinal Injuries

Spinal surgery can involve a painful recovery process – whether you’re a human or a dog. But what if a noninvasive treatment utilizing a pulsed electromagnetic field (PEMF) could improve pain, reduce inflammation and possibly aid motor recovery? A recent small clinical trial at NC State’s College of Veterinary Medicine set out to see whether this… 

Natasha Olby with dog patient in wheelchair

Oct 2, 2017

Olby Receives Largest Endowed Chair in NC State History

When Natasha Olby finished her veterinary neurology residency at NC State in 1999, she had a big decision to make — what to do next. She interviewed for several jobs, in the U.S. and in England, where she was born and raised and earned three degrees at the University of Cambridge. But she decided to stay… 

illustration of biomarkers

Jul 25, 2017

July CVM Research Roundup

A look at some of the newest published studies coming out of the CVM... 

Veterinarian holding to dogs in lab coat.

Apr 9, 2017

Translational Research Sparks Grad Student’s Extraordinary Passion

Courtney Sparks’ determination to develop more effective treatments for a hereditary skull malformation in Cavalier King Charles spaniels could lead to improved treatments for people...