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CVM Alumni Society News


Lt. Col. Tony Alves, class of 1998, is key Ebola researcher involved with Dallas dog 

Story HERE

Congratulations Class of 2014.

Members of the Class of 2014 will took the Veterinarian's Oath during the May 9th Oath & Hooding Ceremony and received the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in NC State University’s graduation ceremony on Saturday May 10th.

Of the 81 graduates, 66 are women and 15 are men. The most popular career path remains small animal practice with 24 graduates—or 40%—completing a curriculum focus in that field.

Other focus areas and the number of graduates who intend to enter that specialty include: small animal—avian and exotics, 15; mixed animal practice, 11; food animal, 10; zoological medicine, 6; lab animal medicine, 5; clinician scientist, 4; equine practice, 4; epidemiology and public health, 1; pathology, 1.


Steven Marks Appointed Associate Dean, Director of Medical Services at NC State University Veterinary Health Complex

Dr. Steven Marks has been appointed Associate Dean and Director of Medical Services at North Carolina State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. The appointment by Dean Lunn is effective July 1, 2014. Dr. Marks currently is on clinical staff with the College of Veterinary Medicine’s Randall B. Terry, Jr. Companion Animal Veterinary Medical Center where he serves as a Clinical Professor of Internal and Emergency Medicine, as a Service Chief of Small Animal Medicine, and as Chair of the NC State Veterinary Health Complex Hospital Board.

USDA Researcher to Head Population Health and Pathobiology at College of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Paula Fedorka Cray, a leader in food safety research, has been appointed to head the Department of Population Health and Pathobiology at North Carolina State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. The appointment by Dean Paul Lunn is effective May 30, 2014.

More information HERE

President Obama Honors Dr. Aron Hall, class of 2006, as an Outstanding Early-Career Scientist

President Obama named 102 researchers as recipients of the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers, the highest honor bestowed by the United States Government on science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their independent research careers.  The winners will receive their awards at a Washington, DC, ceremony in the coming year.

See the White House press release here.

See Dr. Hall's Bio Here

Class of 1994 Graduate Named NCVMA President

The North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association has announced the organization’s 2013-2014 board of directors.TheLinzey 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.

Phyllis Edwards, Dean Terri Curtin, Provost Warwick Arden, Dean Oscar Fletcher, Dean Paul Lunn

Davidson speaking at Phyllis' retirement reception




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.



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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.

Early Summer Session: June 20-July 18, Thursday evenings, 6:30-7:30pm

Late Summer Session: August 1-29, Thursday evenings, 6:30-7:30pm


Clinical Investigations


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 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 or call 919.513.6384.