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College of Veterinary Medicine

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… 

Leech the turtle

Jun 6, 2023

Podcast: Turtle Rescue Team

Jessica Buchy talks Turtle Rescue Team and Leech, an Eastern box turtle, lets us hear his heartbeat. 

Woofus the elderly doggie does a sleep study

Apr 28, 2023

New Study Looks at Role of Sleep Disruption in Dogs With Dementia

Dogs with dementia suffer the same sleep disruptions that humans with dementia do. 

Red fireworks light up the sky above the Belltower as an explosive end to Packapalooza 2022.

Apr 26, 2023

Graduate Programs Keep Climbing in Rankings

This year's U.S. News rankings bring good news for NC State’s graduate programs. Three programs placed in the top five nationwide, while numerous other graduate programs advanced. 

black and white terriers

Apr 24, 2023

Researchers Identify a New Genetic Culprit in Canine Bladder Cancers

Researchers have identified new genetic mutations linked to a subset of canine bladder cancers. 

girl dusting shelf

Apr 3, 2023

Can Investigators Use Household Dust as a Forensic Tool?

Researchers retrieved forensically relevant DNA information from household dust. 

A gloved hand moves a small brush along an old piece of parchment paper.

Mar 21, 2023

Leafing Through History: Mining DNA Clues From Centuries-Old Manuscripts

Modern scientific techniques are helping scholars learn new things from parchments that are up to 1,300 years old. 

Enzyme protein structures

Mar 13, 2023

The Right Cocktail of Gut Enzymes Can Stop C. diff in its Tracks

Understanding the interaction between enzymes from "good" bacteria like lactobacillus and the gut environment will enable us to design probiotics that inhibit C. diff. 

Chernobyl dogs

Mar 13, 2023

What ‘Chornobyl Dogs’ Can Tell Us About Survival in Contaminated Environments

Researchers investigate the genetic structure of stray dogs living near the Chornobyl nuclear power plant.