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College of Veterinary Medicine

Natasha Olby and a dog

Nov 14, 2022

Better Care for Aging Dogs and Their Aging People

Natasha Olby’s lab in the College of Veterinary Medicine is generating data and insights into the aging process in dogs, and how to improve their health span — not just their life span. Her research, which is fueled by the Dr. Kady M. Gjessing and Rahna M. Davidson Distinguished Chair in Gerontology, also has implications for human geriatric medicine. 

Path map of Hurricane Ian

Oct 11, 2022

CVM Provides Support During Natural Disasters

The College of Veterinary Medicine’s mobile veterinary hospital and Disaster Relief Fund help care for animals in the aftermath of natural disasters like hurricanes. Last year, the team was able to buy a new mobile hospital with more modern equipment thanks to donations made through the North Carolina Veterinary Medical Foundation. 

Lucy the border collie

Sep 6, 2022

Lucy’s Leg Recovery Inspires Owners To Help Others Access Top-Notch Care

Gary and Jackie Davis were so grateful for the successful orthopedic surgery on their border collie Lucy that they made a gift to the Companion Pet Assistance Fund to help other pet owners have financial access to services from the NC State Veterinary Hospital. 

Dr. Kate Meurs

Aug 29, 2022

Getting to Know Dean Meurs

In April, Dr. Kate Meurs became the dean of the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine following a nationwide search. Meurs is the first female dean of the college and the inaugural recipient of the Randall B. Terry Jr. College of Veterinary Medicine Endowed Dean’s Chair. In this new video, Dean Meurs talks about her background, what it means to lead the college and her priorities as NC State continues to shape the future of veterinary medicine. 

The NC State gateway.

Aug 1, 2022

Inhalable COVID-19 Vaccine Shows Promise in Rodent Model

Researchers have created an inhalable COVID-19 vaccine that is shelf-stable at room temperature for up to three months, targets the lungs specifically and effectively, and allows for self-administration via an inhaler. Ke Cheng, the Randall B. Terry Jr. Distinguished Professor in Regenerative Medicine at NC State, led the development of the vaccine prototype from proof-of-concept to animal studies. 

Horse and rider jumping a barrier

Jul 19, 2022

An Investment in the Future of Large Animal Medicine

In their competitive and professional capacities, Bob and Jane DeMeulmester have taken advantage of the advanced expertise of the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine and Hospital. Those experiences have been so positive that the couple felt led to establish the Banixx Horse & Pet Care Graduate Award with an initial pledge of $20,000 to support the next generation of students focusing on large animal medicine. 

Gabrielle Paul-McKenzie, Beth Fowler, and Blu

Jul 11, 2022

Coat of Excellence: Gratitude for Following the Biology for Blu

Gabrielle Paul-McKenzie has been honored with a Coat of Excellence Award from Steve and Beth Fowler in recognition of her work with their dog Blu. The Coat of Excellence program is a special way clients at the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine and Hospital can honor a faculty clinician, intern, resident or staff member who has touched their lives and the lives of their animals. The $10,000 donation helps support veterinary hospital services and includes a white lab coat embroidered with the name of the honoree. 

Duncan Lascelles receives a clock commemorating his appointment as a distinguished professor from CVM Dean Kate Meurs.

Jun 13, 2022

Lascelles Named DuBose Distinguished Professor

Duncan Lascelles, professor of translational pain research and management in the College of Veterinary Medicine, has been named to the Dr. J. McNeely and Lynne K. DuBose Distinguished Professorship in Musculoskeletal Health. The professorship was made possible by a $1 million gift from the Duboses that was matched by $500,000 from the Distinguished Professors Endowment Trust Fund. 

Susan Ward and Allen Cannedy

Jun 13, 2022

Outstanding Mobile Vet Service Earns Cannedy Coat of Excellence

Allen Cannedy, director of diversity and multicultural affairs at the College of Veterinary Medicine, was recently honored with a Coat of Excellence by Susan Ward, the college’s foundation board vice president, for his work as a large animal veterinarian. Cannedy, who will be stepping down from his role in the fall, is well known in the CVM community for his work as a mentor, recruiter, advisor and friend in service of inclusivity and equity. 

Dean Kate Meurs presents Pet Desk scholarship to the Class of 2022’s Kier Way.

Jun 7, 2022

Together Again at Last for the 38th Annual Awards Banquet

The College of Veterinary Medicine community recently assembled to celebrate a special tradition: its annual awards banquet at the Talley Student Union on NC State’s main campus. Among the awards bestowed at the event was the annual PetDesk Scholarship for Equity in Veterinary Medicine, given to Kier Way.