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Meet the NC State Alumnus Making Veterinary Medicine More Inclusive, From Racial Representation to Mental Health

The only Black man to graduate in the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine’s Class of 2013, Dr. Quincy Hawley keenly understands that representation matters in veterinary medicine. “Having other professionals who look like you, it’s everything,” says Hawley, the former president of the North Carolina Association of Minority Veterinarians, or NCAMV. “You just feel that, […]

Texas A&M Veterinary Emergency Team Deploys To Texas Panhandle In Response To Wildfire

The Texas A&M Veterinary Emergency Team (VET) deployed Wednesday to the Texas Panhandle in response to a fast-moving wildfire that quickly became the second-largest in Texas history.  The team’s mission includes providing veterinary care in support of 12 search and rescue dogs deployed with Texas A&M Texas Task Force 1 and to resident animals while […]

New role for bacterial enzyme in gut metabolism revealed

Synthesized from cholesterol in the liver, bile acids long have been known to play a role in human metabolism. A team led by Penn State researchers has uncovered the mechanism by which bacteria in the gut generate a wide variety of new bile acid species, the functions of which are not yet clear.  

VMBS Researcher Developing New Antiviral Drugs For Mpox, Methods For Fighting Future Pandemics

(From left) Dr. Zhilong Yang and postdoctoral trainees Anil Pant, Lara Dsouza, Djamal Brahim Belhaouari, and Santiago Navarro Forero discuss one of their experiments. In 2020, the world was abuzz with the shocking news of the COVID-19 pandemic’s outbreak. In most people’s minds, large-scale pandemics were not a feature of the modern world but rather […]

College hosts fifth annual Spay Day for community cats

Tuesday, February 27, 2024 – 3:38pm Spay-Day-2024-2-PC-Carol-Jennings-1280px.png Nine third-year veterinary students organized and directed the event, and 40 additional students were operational volunteers. All photos and video by Carol Jennings/CVM. Soft meows and gentle purrs were the soundtrack to the fifth annual Spay Day at the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine Feb. 17. Not […]

Research Roundup NC State Veterinary Medicine, February 2024

Reviewing Medication Safety and Effectiveness in Early Parkinson’s Disease Seppänen P, Forsberg MM, Tiihonen M, Laitinen H, Beal S, Dorman DC. Parkinson’s disease is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder. The condition can place a lot of strain on the body over time and can make some people more vulnerable to serious infections. Early management of the […]

USask veterinary scientists bite into evasive equine disease

Pain in the temporomandibular joints (TMJ) — the two joints that connect the lower jaw to the skull — is a common human health issue with up to 60 per cent of adults experiencing symptoms of TMJ disease at some point in their lives.

In Memoriam, Dr. Ronald Jensen

In Memoriam, Dr. Ronald Jensen (not verified) February 26, 2024 Dr. Sue Stover with Dr. Ron Jensen at a spring faculty reception in 2013. Dr. Ronald Jensen, who served 10 years as equine medical director for the California Horse Racing Board through 2005, passed away at his home on February 12. Arrangements for a Celebration […]

Texas A&M Veterinary Emergency Team Develops New Decontamination Guidelines For Dogs

The Texas A&M School of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences’ (VMBS) Veterinary Emergency Team (VET) has developed protocols for decontaminating dogs after disaster events. The new guidelines, soon to be published in the journal Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness, will help disaster management teams across the country know the kinds and quantities of resources […]