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North Carolina State Veterinary Medicine News and Updates, May 2022

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CVM Class of 2022 celebrates hard-earned oath and balaclava moment

When the Class of 2022 showed up for the first day of classes, little did they know a global pandemic would upend their path to a veterinary degree. Having endured COVID testing, distance learning, social distancing, mandatory masks and more, 101 DVM students and 11 PhD students. students emerged to participate in an in-person oath and hood ceremony and officially join their profession.

Third-year student Annie Gorges puts food in a wolf pen on a rainy day.

Working for Wolves: The carnivorous crew works for the life of a species

“No other veterinary school in the entire country has such an opportunity to see such close and personal handling of the world’s most endangered dog,” says Annie Gorges, co-chair of the College of Veterinary Medicine’s Carnivore Conservation Team. . The crew care for the critically endangered red wolves that live on campus.

Gone to the Galapagos: NC State team studies sea lions, sharks and stingrays

Professor Greg Lewbart led a group of 28 travelers including current DVM students and recent graduates on a bonus research trip to the Galapagos. The trip – a popular and important CVM option that provides invaluable global health experience – was canceled in 2020 and 2021 due to COVID, leaving dozens of would-be vets disappointed. Usually the trip takes place during spring break, but Lewbert has planned a trip in May 2022 for those who had been left out.

Talking about turtles on World Turtle Day

Don’t miss this phenomenal Q&A with fourth-year student Christian Capobianco, who told us everything we need to know about turtles on Facebook Live. Christian is chair of the turtle rescue team at NC State College of Veterinary Medicine.

CVM student Kayla Bonadie, left, examines an impala in South Africa.

Grant expands scope of research trip to South Africa

Three NC State students, including Kayla Bonadie, a third-year CVM student, were able to work among wildlife in South Africa in May thanks to a seed grant awarded to help expand participation of minority students in research. on the ground globally.

Professors and staff

Lascelles named DuBose Professor Emeritus

Duncan Lascelles, Professor of Translational Research and Pain Management, has been named the Dr. J. McNeely and Lynne K. DuBose Professor Emeritus in Musculoskeletal Health. Lascelles is also director of the Comparative Pain Research and Education Center, his research lab at NC State. The chair was made possible by a $1 million donation from the Dubos, supplemented by $500,000 from the Distinguished Professors Endowment Trust Fund.

Five of CVM receive awards for early career innovators

Assistant professors Glenn Crusemolecular biomedical sciences; Margaret Grunclinical sciences; Gustave Machadopopulation health and pathobiology; Kelly Ann Meiklejohn, population health and pathobiology; and Santosh Mishra, molecular biomedical science, were among 25 North Carolina State professors named 2021-2022 Goodnight Early Career Innovators. The honor recognizes promising early-career teachers whose scholarship is in STEM or STEM education.

Donors and support

A big thank-you

We hosted our first of what we hope will be many Terrence Curtin Society luncheons honoring the generosity of people who have donated $1,000 or more annually to the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine. We couldn’t do it without our donors.

Cannedy receives a Coat of Excellence

Allen Cannedy, Director of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs, received a Coat of Excellent award in recognition of his professional mobile veterinary service. Cannedy was Susan Ward and her late husband’s veterinarian for over 20 years. Ward presented Cannedy with the coat for his dedication to the llamas and other large animals kept on the Ward property.