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College of Veterinary Medicine

Chicken used to test drugs' effectiveness in killing bed bugs.

Nov 29, 2022

Common Veterinary Drugs Show Effectiveness Against Bed Bugs

Fluralaner and ivermectin, used widely against pests like fleas and ticks, show varying levels of success in tests conducted on resurgent bed bugs. 

Natasha Olby works with a dachshund in her lab.

Nov 9, 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 also has implications for human geriatric medicine. 

a lionfish, covered in stripes, with large pectoral fines, and spines protruding from its back, floats in the water against a black background

Aug 23, 2022

Why Researchers Are Interested in Keeping (Some) Lionfish Healthy

TL;DR: accredited aquariums are dedicated to optimizing the health and welfare of all the animals in their care. 

Golden retriever

Aug 15, 2022

Researchers Assess Diagnostic Criteria for Canine Glioma

Recently created diagnostic criteria for canine glioma leads to more consensus among pathologists. 

Cute Dog

Aug 9, 2022

Hearing Loss in Dogs Associated With Dementia

Hearing loss and dementia can go hand in hand in older dogs. 

A photo of the landscape on the Galapagos Islands. Hills are made up of volcanic rock and are interspersed with small bodies of water.

Jul 29, 2022

NC State Brings Expertise, Interdisciplinarity to Galapagos Consortium

In joining the International Galapagos Science Consortium, NC State bolsters its current research and service on the archipelago. 

Alumni Gateway near sunset.

Jul 5, 2022

Inhalable COVID-19 Vaccine Shows Promise in Rodent Model

Inhalable, shelf-stable COVID-19 vaccine could address challenges of vaccine storage and administration. 

summer dog

Jun 13, 2022

How to Keep Pets Healthy and Happy This Summer

Steve Marks offers some important hot weather tips for pets during the summer. 

A team of veterinary medicine students preps a striped bass for surgery.

May 25, 2022

A School of Fishes

At a research center in the port town of Morehead City, 18 veterinary medicine students get hands-on experience operating on fish. 

two elephants silhouetted against the sunrise

May 10, 2022

Researchers Conduct First Assessment of Metabolites in African Savanna Elephants

The work advances our understanding of the relationship between metabolism and health in these endangered animals. 

black dog

May 9, 2022

Quantifying Cognitive Decline in Dogs Could Help Humans With Alzheimer’s Disease

Diagnosing canine cognitive decline in a clinically safe and relevant way could lead to working with dogs as a model for Alzheimer’s disease in humans. 

Anaxyrus baxteri

Apr 28, 2022

Decreased Genetic Diversity in Immune System Could Impact Endangered Toad Survival

Genetic bottlenecks could impact an endangered species' ability to respond to new pathogens. 

Apr 20, 2022

Back from the Brink: NC State’s Key Role in Red Wolf Recovery

The College of Veterinary Medicine is at the center of a nationwide effort to help the canid survive, providing medical care, conducting research and tending its own pack of the critically endangered species. 

An adorable, happy puppy caught in motion while running on vibrant green grass in summer.

Apr 7, 2022

Important Tips to Keep Your Pets Safe this Spring

The NC State Veterinary Hospital offers some important pet safety tips to consider this time of year. 

Mar 31, 2022

Duncan Lascelles to Receive Distinguished Professorship

The professor of translational pain research and management at the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine is regarded as a world leader in his field.