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College of Veterinary Medicine

illustration shows platelets (white blobs) and red blood cells clotting at the site of a puncture in a blood vessel.

Apr 11, 2024

Synthetic Platelets Stanch Bleeding, Promote Healing in Animal Models

Researchers have developed synthetic platelets that can be used to stop bleeding and enhance healing at the site of an injury. 

In his new position, Dr. Timo Prange will be checking in with NC State Veterinary Hospital employees.

Apr 4, 2024

New Veterinary Hospital Positions Aim To Enhance Patient, Clinician Experience 

The NC State College of Veterinary Medicine has named Dr. Timo Prange, a clinical associate professor of equine surgery, as its executive veterinary medical officer.  In the newly created position, Prange will focus on adding efficiencies to the NC State Veterinary Hospital that will allow the facility to increase its caseload and enhance the clinical experience for… 

Xenopus tadpoles

Feb 22, 2024

What Frogs Can Tell Us About Our Intestines

Frogs can help us understand why our intestines sometimes don't develop as they should. 

Chancellor Woodson and Dr. Jb Minter sit at the Africa entrance of the North Carolina Zoo. The image also contains the Red Chair Chats graphic, which says "Red Chair Chats with Chancellor Woodson. Special guest: Dr. Jb Minter."

Feb 15, 2024

At the Zoo: A Trip to Asheboro with Chancellor Woodson and Veterinarian Dr. Jb Minter

Chancellor Woodson hits the road to talk with Dr. Jb Minter about what it’s like to oversee the care of 250 different species of animals at the North Carolina Zoo in Asheboro. 

Students in blue surgical gowns and wearing yellow sterile gloves smile while holding suturing needles over fabric models.

Feb 7, 2024

Faculty-Led and ‘NC State-Flavored,’ New Veterinary Curriculum Launches This Fall

The revised curriculum, centered on developing capable and confident veterinarians, is the result of five years of collaboration among faculty, staff and clinicians across the College of Veterinary Medicine. 

beef cattle

Nov 7, 2023

Colostrum Key to Saving Beef Calves From Trouble

Researchers examine biggest risk factors for failed immune transfer in newborn beef calves. 

itchy skin

Oct 19, 2023

BNP Peptide a Culprit in Eczema

A tiny peptide known as BNP plays a big role in activating eczema's itch. 

Leech the turtle

Oct 9, 2023

Where Do Rehabbed Turtles Go?

What happens to rehabbed turtles when they're released? 

class of 2027 poses for a group picture in their new red scrub tops

Sep 15, 2023

Different Backgrounds But Shared Enthusiasm: Meet the Veterinary Medicine Class of 2027

The NC State College of Veterinary Medicine’s Class of 2027 comes from all walks of life. 

students examine skeleton

Aug 28, 2023

Vet School Transmits Culture, Not Just Data, to Students

As veterinary students progress through school, their beliefs about dog breeds’ pain sensitivity and trustworthiness becoming more like those of clinicians and faculty. 

Cute Dog

Jul 6, 2023

Podcast: Are Some Dog Breeds More Pain Tolerant Than Others?

Different breeds have different pain tolerances - but the results are not always what veterinarians have assumed they'd be. 

Cute Dog

Jun 28, 2023

A Dog’s Breed Can Affect Pain Sensitivity, But Not Necessarily The Way Your Vet May Think

Different dog breeds do have different pain tolerances - and the differences don't always match what veterinarians and the public think. 

Woofus does a gait test

Jun 27, 2023

Slow Walking Could Be Sign of Dementia in Older Dogs

Dogs who slow down physically also slow down mentally. 

Jun 22, 2023

Is the U.S. Ready For An African Swine Fever Outbreak?

A computer model breaks down the effectiveness of response plans for an African swine fever outbreak among pig farms. 

College of Veterinary Medicine professor Matthew Breen addresses the audience at the 30th anniversary celebration of the V Foundation.

Jun 8, 2023

30 Years of Funding Young Researchers

When Matthew Breen was growing up in Yorkshire, England, in the 1970s, his first experience with the loss of a pet was when the family dog, Penny, became very ill. The attending veterinarian indicated the most likely cause was cancer and suggested the most humane treatment would be to put the dog to sleep. Breen…