CVM Alumni Society News
Robert English, DVM, PhD, DACVO
Dr English (1989 Residency- Ophthalmology), of Animal Eye Care Veterinary Ophthalmology Practice PC in Cary, North Carolina, being interviewed by the AKC Canine Health Foundation. Interview HERE
Dr. Katie Sheats class of 2005
Dr. Sheats did an on-air interview with WPTF-AM concerning Eastern Equine Encephalitis. Dr. Sheats prepared an article on EEE which will appear in Carolina Hoofbeats magazine. A related video will appear in Carolina TV Hoofbeats. More information.
Students Collaborate on Designing Potential Zoological Teaching Unit
One of the several planning sub-groups from a large team of veterinary medicine and design students confer on the topographical features related to designing a Zoological Teaching Unit at the College of Veterinary Medicine.
What is being called an example of NC State University’s leadership in experiential education has provided the initial planning for a potential Zoological Teaching Unit. Caroline Barnhill in the College of Design explains how a group of DVM and graduate design students collaborated on this project.
The role of today’s veterinarian is much broader than what the public most commonly perceives. Veterinarians are involved in far more than examining Fido’s hurt paw or Fluffy’s lethargy. Today, more and more veterinarians are needed to treat a wide range of species, including not only domesticated species but more zoological species–from deer and wolves to turtles and fish.
With this change in the professional landscape, veterinary colleges across the country will be planning and determining how best to supplement their students’ educations in diagnosing and treating these additional types of patients. NC State’s College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) and College of Design are tackling the problem by designing plans for a Zoological Teaching Animal Unit (ZTAU).
Within the ZTAU, veterinary students would be taught to provide proper preventative healthcare, capture, study, feed, maintain, care for, and even do clinical workups on animals not commonly seen in the traditional veterinary hospital clinic. It is meant to engage the student veterinarian in the importance of an animal’s environment to their overall well-being and health
“Though the entire idea behind a ZTAU is new, it is founded on CVM’s pioneering introduction of the concept of a teaching animal unit,” explains Dr. Michael Stoskopf, professor of wildlife and aquatic health. “If we succeed in creating this at NC State, it would transform the way zoological medicine is taught.”
But the plans for creating a ZTAU are more complicated than one might think. A range of species, each with different environmental needs, must be housed and maintained properly to provide the learning environment needed for effective teaching. And all of this – for NC State – must be accomplished with the available resources on the university’s Centennial Biomedical Campus. So how can you rehabilitate Timmy’s turtle in the same place as the injured deer a neighbor found caught in their backyard fence? READ MORE
Class of 1994 Graduate Named NCVMA President
The North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association has announced the organization’s 2013-2014 board of directors.The organization has elected Dr. David Linzey as the president for the organization. Linzey is the owner of Animal Emergency & Pet Care Clinic of the High Country in Boone, N.C. He received his Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degrees from North Carolina State University. Linzey practiced for 10 years in mixed-animal and emergency clinics in the foothills region, before relocating to Boone to open his own emergency hospital in 2005. Linzey is the coordinator of Lakota Animal Care's new Visiting Veterinarian program, which helps pets and their owners on the Sioux reservation in South Dakota. He is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and an active member of the local veterinary community and served as the 2012-2013 NCVMA President-Elect.
Phyllis Edwards Retires
Congratulations to Ms. Phyllis Edwards on her retirement. We’ve enjoyed 22 years of Phyllis’ excellent work for the College, and our DVM graduates in particular will remember her as their advocate, partner and sometime counselor. At Phyllis’ retirement reception on Friday, May 31st, there was an excellent turnout of faculty and staff colleagues and current and former students. It was a mark of respect that all three former Deans of the College, including Provost Warwick Arden, were in attendance. When we opened up the floor for tributes, there was a consistent theme acknowledging her devotion to and passion for the students.
Dr. James Edgar (Ed) Smallwood Retirement
Dr. Ed Smallwood, who has led our alumni program for many years, will be retiring in July. Needless to say, Dr. Smallwood is an institution! A huge force for promoting our alumni program, and also a huge intellect, author and educator in the field of veterinary anatomy. We have established a program in his name; The Dr. James Edgar Smallwood Endowed Scholarship for Student Excellence. This scholarship will recognize NC State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine students who exhibit excellence and leadership in veterinary medicine.
NC State Client Counseling and Grief Support Service Offers Pet Grief Education Sessions
People facing the loss of an animal have many questions about the grief process, but often have a tough time finding a safe and supportive place to explore them.
The NC State Client Counseling and Grief Support Service is now offering grief education seminars for clients and community members facing the loss of an animal. These seminars are offered at no charge in blocks of four, with each session focusing on a specific topic. Individuals may register for single session or an entire block.
The Clinical Studies Core Clinical Investigations is designed to facilitate clinical studies being performed on veterinary patients through the Veterinary Health Complex. Clinical studies are integral to the advancement of veterinary medicine, as they are used to investigate risk factors for disease, as well as methods to prevent, treat or cure disease. The CSC provides both organizational and technical support for such studies, and serves as a liaison between clinical investigators, referring veterinarians, pet owners and industry to promote clinical studies and help ensure their success. For more information regarding the CSC please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 919.513.6384.
See a list of current clinical investigations HERE
How to get involved
For Referring Veterinarians
If you would like further information about clinical investigations contact the CSC coordinator at email@example.com or call 919.513.6384.