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By: Betsy Whitman

The Veterinary Medicine Library has the following Memorial Day Holiday hours:

May 23 (Saturday): 1:00pm – 5:00pm – Regular Hours

May 24 (Sunday): 1:00pm – 5:00pm – Regular Hours

May 25 (Monday): 1:00pm – 5:00pm Email to will not be monitored Monday 5/25 so please call 919-513-6218 if you need immediate assistance.**

May 26 (Tuesday): 7:30am – 9:00pm  – Regular Hours Resume

** Memorial Day hours at D.H. Hill Library and James B. Hunt Library are 9:00am – 6:00 pm. See for all NCSU Libraries Hours.

By: Gwynn Thayer

An exhibit case featuring materials from the Special Collections Research Center welcomes visitors this summer at the William Rand Kenan, Jr. Library of Veterinary Medicine.  The exhibit showcases the diversity of pathology work in the twentieth century, from research to practice to service. Items from three different collections are featured. This item, shown below, is from the Milton M. Leonard Papers; it lists a veterinarian’s fee schedule (relating to dog hospitalization) from approximately 1950. Several other items in the exhibit, not pictured here, show the fee schedules of veterinary services (including pathology procedures) in the 1950s.

Dr. Milton Leonard opened a veterinary practice in Asheville, North Carolina, in 1914, and was awarded the Distinguished Veterinarian Award by the North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association (NCVMA) in 1978. The collection also includes Dr. Leonard’s research files, research papers, and various other items he collected during his career, such as medical brochures and catalogs.

The Edward J. Noga Papers are also featured in the exhibit. Dr. Noga was Professor of Aquatic Medicine in the College of Veterinary Medicine and Professor of Zoology. Dr. Noga’s main research interests were infectious diseases in fish and shellfish, with a focus on immune mechanisms and how these are affected by environmental stressors and toxins. Pathological explorations, especially necropsies of fish, were integral to Dr. Noga’s work. Included in the exhibit is an example of a clinical pathology datasheet from the red-sore project Dr. Noga conducted in the 1980s.

Finally, one item from the Animal Rights and Animal Welfare Pamphlets is featured; this collection was written about in a press release also published in our blog.

For more information about items in Special Collections relating to Veterinary Medicine and Zoological Health, please go to: and

May 11 2015

New Materials May 11

By: Betsy Whitman

Plumb’s veterinary drug handbook
Plumb, Donald C. author.

By: Chris Tonelli

Known for its role on NC State’s campus as a technology incubator, the NCSU Libraries lent its first Apple Watch yesterday afternoon to Rubia Arfeen, a senior in Biological Sciences. Much like it has for a range of technologies—from laptops to iPads to Arduinos to 3D scanners—NCSU Libraries is again leading the way.

When asked about the Libraries’ interest in lending Apple Watches, David Woodbury (Associate Head of User Experience) simply explained that “the students asked us to, and it is our goal to respond, in student-time, to their interests and research needs.” Woodbury also pointed out that the students and faculty at NC State are themselves creating the technologies of the future, and giving them access to the latest tools and devices inspires and facilitates their innovations.

Arfeen, who is on the pre-med track, recognized immediately a connection to her field: “I absolutely love the fact that I can check my heart rate at any point in the day. I’m interested in cardiology, and I check my pulse periodically throughout the day anyway, and this made it a lot easier.” But lending such devices is not meant solely for academic use, a fact not lost on Arfeen: “The camera app is my second favorite! You can use the watch to open it, and it’ll transmit what is showing on your phone’s camera! You can use the watch to take pictures!”

“This is an extension of what libraries have always done,” Woodbury noted. “Libraries democratize access to technology, making tools that may otherwise be difficult to afford available to students. We want as many students as possible to experience what these various technologies have to offer, and we love hearing from them about the exciting and creative ways they put these tools to use.”

Arfeen has already provided valuable feedback about the Apple Watch’s intuitive usability: “The face was easy to customize, and Siri works fine, as long as I’m connected to Wi-Fi.” For more about her experience with the Apple Watch, follow her blog posts right here all next week.

Learn more about the NCSU Libraries’ technology lending service here.

By: Kris Alpi

The Vet Med Library will have the following hours during the Workshop in Laboratory Animal Medicine:

May 14 (Thursday) : 7:30am – 10:00pm
May 15 (Friday) : 7:30am – 8:00pm
May 16 (Saturday) : 10:00am – 7:00pm
May 17 (Sunday) : 1:00pm – 5:00pm

Many resources from the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM) Certification Examination Reference List will be on display.

Longer hours at D.H. Hill Library and James B. Hunt Library – see for all NCSU Libraries Hours.

By: Kris Alpi

Elephant Company Book CoverRead Smart Book Discussion – Elephant Company by Vicki Croke
Thursday, August 27 at 7:00 p.m.

Dr. Mike Loomis, Chief Veterinarian at the North Carolina Zoo and adjunct associate professor in the College of Veterinary Medicine, will lead a discussion on Elephant Company: The Inspiring Story of an Unlikely Hero and the Animals Who Helped Him Save Lives in World War II by Vicki Croke.

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By: Betsy Whitman

April 2015 Publications from CVM Authors
Take a look at the CVM author publications for April 2015 courtesy of the NCSU Scholarly Publications Repository.
CVM and other NCSU authors are specifically highlighted with their department affiliation and links to their other publications in the repository. To access the full text of any of these articles, click on “Find Text (NCSU Only)” link.
If you have questions or would like information about the repository or NCSU publications, please email or call us at 919-513-6218.

By: Betsy Whitman

Weedon’s skin pathology
Patterson, James W. (James Willis), 1946- author.

By: Betsy Whitman

The Veterinary Medicine Library has the following hours for Semester Intersession:

  • May 4-7 (Monday – Thursday) : 7:30am – 8:00pm
  • May 8 (Friday) : 7:30am – 6:00pm
  • May 9-10 (Saturday – Sunday) : 1:00pm – 5:00pm
  • May 11-15 (Monday – Friday) : 7:30am – 6:00pm
  • May 16-17 (Saturday – Sunday) : 1:00pm – 5:00pm

May 18 (Monday) : 7:30am – 9:00pm – Regular Summer Hours Begin

Longer hours are available at the D.H. Hill Library and James B. Hunt Library – see http://www.lib.ncsu.du/hours/ for all NCSU Libraries Hours.

By: Betsy Whitman