Class of 2013 Graduates on May 10
The Class of 2013 represents the 29th class to receive the DVM degree from NC State University, and the 72 graduates brings the total of DVM degrees awarded to 2021. The Class was officially inducted into the CVM Alumni Society on Friday evening, May 9, when Dr. Sandy Albright (Class of 1987) spoke to the group at the Hooding and Oath Ceremony and presented each graduate with an NC State CVM Alumni Pin.
Graduates Shequenta Wray (left) and Casey Williams pose with Dr. Don Meuten. Dr. Meuten and Dr. Mat Gerard were selected by the Class of 2013 to do their hooding at the ceremony on May 9.
Link Established to Veterinary Medicine Library for CVM Alumni
We have heard from CVM alumni that access to information from the Veterinary Medicine Library is important. The library staff are pleased to work with you to ensure that you can access the information you need. To this end we have developed a web page specifically for CVM Alumni about library services and accessing our resources. Please visit this page at Veterinary Medicine Library
Please feel free to contact us via the Ask Us form on our website, email us at email@example.com or call us at 919-513-6218 if you would like assistance acquiring health information.
Kristine Alpi, Director of NC State Veterinary Medicine Library
Alumni Reception at AVMA in Chicago.
Our Alumni Reception will be held Monday evening, July 22, 2013 at the Chicago Hilton Hotel. Our reception will be held in the Grand Tradition Room from 7:00 to 9:00 PM. Please join the Dean Lunn and the CVM group for Fun, Food, and Fellowship in Chicago.
The Animal Behavior Service is recruiting cases for a clinical trial to evaluate the effectiveness of a nutraceutical supplement for cats that urine mark (spray). More information is available on the CVM Clinical Investigations web site:
Cat owners may call the study hot line 1-877-605-1210 to learn if their cat might qualify for the trial.
The Animal Behavior Service is recruiting cases for a clinical trial to evaluate the effectiveness of a nutraceutical supplement for dogs suffering from travel anxiety, characterized by trembling, pacing, or drooling while traveling in the car. More information is available on the CVM Clinical Investigations web site:
Dog owners may call the study hot line 1-877-605-1210 to learn if their dog might qualify for the trial.
Second Annual CVM Alumni Picnic held April 6
Our second annual CVM Alumni Picnic was held at the CVM on Saturday, April 6. Dean Paul Lunn, and Executive Director of the NC Veterinary Medical Foundation, Susan Lilly, spoke briefly to the approximately 60 attendees. Drs. Mike Whitacre, Dianne Dunning, and Ms. Kristine Alpi then coordinated tours of the Teaching Animal Unit, the Randall B. Terry Jr. Companion Animal Medical Center and the Veterinary Medical Library. Following the tours we all enjoyed a catered meal in the CVM Cafeteria.
Dean Paul Lunn welcomes Alumni back to the CVM. .Dr. Mike Whitacre leads a group on a tour of TAU.
Ms. Kristine Alpi talks about recent renovations and upgrades to the Veterinary Medical Library.
Distinguished Alumnus Dr. Laura Rush Recognized at NC State Gala
Dean Paul Lunn assisted in presentation of the 2012 CVM Distinguished Alumnus Award to Dr. Laura Rush.
Dr. Rush was recognized as our 2012 NC State CVM Distinguished Alumna at the NC State Evening of the Stars Gala on Friday, January 25. Dr. Laura Rush graduated from the NCSU College of Veterinary Medicine in 1997. Prior to enrolling in veterinary school she was a registered nurse, specializing in the care of cancer patients. During her time as a veterinary student she became very interested in anatomic pathology, due in large part to her outstanding professors at the College. Upon graduation she went to The Ohio State University where she completed a residency in anatomic pathology and a PhD in cancer genetics. She joined the faculty at the Ohio State College of Veterinary Medicine and headed an NIH-funded laboratory focused on cancer research in dogs and humans. While at OSU she was active in the Comprehensive Cancer Center and founded and led the Comparative Oncology Program, a multidisciplinary group of faculty, staff, and students with an interest in translational research for animal cancer. In 2008 she left OSU to join GSW Worldwide, a medical marketing firm, where she holds the title of Vice President, Associate Medical Director. At GSW Laura uses her clinical, scientific, and veterinary background to help develop marketing strategy for healthcare companies such as Eli Lilly, GE Healthcare, and Stryker, among others. She lives in Columbus, Ohio, with her life partner, Tom Rosol, and their cat, Gilbert.
Dean Lunn Speaks to Alumni Board and to Alumni at NCVC.
Dean Paul Lunn addresses the Alumni Board at NCVC. Dean Lunn expressed his hopes for a stronger partnership with Alumni in the future.
Classes of 1987, 1992, 1997, & 2007 hold Reunions at NCVC.
Dr. Marty Stebbins, Class of 1987, visits with Dr. Faith Rucco, Class of 2007.
Dr. Margaret Edwards, Class of 1987, enjoys fun and fellowship at the Reunion Dinner at NCVC.
Drs. Julia and Kent Dean, Class of 1987, visit with classmate Dr. Barbara Comyn (right) at the Reunion Dinner at NCVC.
Class of 2002 holds 10-year Reunion in Davidson, NC, October 12-14.
"Livestock 2012" was organized and hosted by Dr. Kate Barger, who served as Class President all four years of their DVM training. Events included family-friendly activities beginning with a hot dog roast on Friday evening, followed by a catered BBQ meal on Saturday, and ending with a brunch on Sunday morning. The event was very well attended, and everyone had a great time catching up with their classmates.Dr. Brooke Schwabenton explains the rules for the pass-your-own nasal catheter competition. Not sure who won this one, but the lidocaine lube made it work.
Dr. Bradley Mills (left) clearly dominated the chocolate eating competition, which came as no surprise to anyone. After all, spoons just slow you down.
Dr. Kate Barger (right) introduces the class "slide show," prepared by Dr. Katie Teuschler.
Members of the Class of 2002 enjoy the class "slide show" prepared by Dr. Katie Teuschler.
Group Photo of Members of the Class of 2002. Thanks to Dr. Kate Barger for organizing and hosting this great event.
Alumni Reception at AVMA
in San Diego
Dean Paul Lunn addressed the group at the Alumni Reception, held in San Diego, CA on August 6, 2012.