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Category: Events

Feb 25 2016

Art, Film, Music, Lectures — Animal activities across NC State

NC State has lots of great Earth Month and National Agricultural Day events, from art about amphibians to an orchestra filled with sounds from the wild.

This spring is the Great Animal Semester of Seminars, including talks on the 70 Years of the International Whaling Commission, The Art and Science of the Duck Stamp, and What the Elephants are saying.

The Disappearing Frogs Project shares the importance of amphibians to our health as well as the planets by using art to convey what they mean to our ecosystem. To see this collaborative display meant to raise awareness of the decline of frogs as well as other amphibians, visit the Crafts Center by March 3rd.

If documentaries are more your speed, consider The Last Barn Dance on March 15th at 7 p.m. in D.H. Hill Library. This 30 minute film shares the story of a dairy farmer’s struggle to maintain his farm in an economy which caused most others to go out of business. Jason Arthurs, director and producer, will discuss the film and answer questions.

Here at the CVM, on Tuesday, March 22nd we have two lectures by Elizabeth S. Leet from the University of Virginia. Ms. Leet’s visit is sponsored by the College of Veterinary Medicine and the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.

  • 12:15 (South Theatre)  “Medieval Horses and their Healers: Preventative Medicine, Nutrition, And Surgery In The 13th Century.”
  • 6 pm  (South Theatre)  “Bits and Spurs: Where Human Tools Meet Equine Flesh, a Historical View.”

On Wednesday, March 23 on main campus at noon in the Burlington Labs 1202, she will present “Horses and Husbands:  Modeling Equestrianism and Marriage in Medieval France and England.”

Finally, April 17 is the Great Animal Orchestra Symphony at the Talley Center.

All of us at the Vet Med Library hope that one or more of these events have caught your interest, as they’ve certainly caught ours. Here’s to a wonderful Earth, as well as a deeper understanding of animals and those who care for them. Thanks to Emily Hoffman for preparing this post.

Jan 05 2016

Read Smart Book Discussion 1/13 with Dr. Degernes: H is for Hawk

Book cover for 'H is for Hawk" by Helen Macdonald


January 13, 2016
7:00pm – 8:00pm


Event Description

Dr. Laurel Degernes, professor of avian medicine at the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine, will moderate a discussion of Macdonald’s memoir which chronicles her adoption and training of Mabel, a young goshawk, in the wake of her father’s death.

Contact Information

Marian Fragola

Admission Information

Free and open to the public.

Other Information

Read Smart is a collaboration between the NCSU Libraries and the Cameron Village Regional Library.

Jul 29 2014

Fabulous Faculty Book Talk 9/4 – Dr. Barbara Sherman and “Decoding Your Dog

When: September 4, 2014, 7:00pm
Where: The North Theater in College of Veterinary Medicine (Directions to CVM). Come to Main CVM Entrance.

Dr. Barbara Sherman, clinical professor of veterinary behavior at NC State’s College of Veterinary Medicine, will help you better understand your dog’s cues and behavior.

A graduate of The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine with a doctorate in Animal Behavior from UNC-Chapel Hill, Dr. Sherman teaches animal behavior to veterinary students and directs the clinical behavior residency training program. Her ongoing research focuses on reducing anxiety in dogs and cats using pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic methods, and behavioral screening of military working dogs to optimize their performance and welfare.

Sherman, past president of the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists (ACVB), wrote the preface to the recently published Decoding Your Dog, which will be available on-site for purchase.

Contact Info: Marian Fragola | 919-513-3481 |

Admission Info: Free and open to the public.

More Info: This program is part of the NCSU Libraries’ Fabulous Faculty series.

Aug 12 2013

Wed. Aug 28 – Dogmen Revealed Book Talk/Cultural Awareness Module

DogmenThe Dogmen Revealed: Animal Husbandry in Greyhound Racing
August 28, 6:00 – 7:00 PM
Where: The North Theater in College of Veterinary Medicine, 1060 William Moore Drive, Main Building, Room C120

Dogmen are the workers behind the sport of greyhound racing: they care for, breed, train, and race these unique dogs. Gwynn Thayer, author of Going to the Dogs: Greyhound Racing, Animal Activism, and American Popular Culture, will discuss the dogmen’s historic role in the sport as well as their role as animal caretakers. Gwyneth A. Thayer earned her Ph.D. in Public History in 2010 and joined NCSU Libraries as the Associate Head and Curator of Special Collections in January 2013.

This Friends of the Library event is free and open to the public. Let us know that you are coming —
Registration is encouraged but not required.

Apr 27 2013

Cats win the Open House “What’s Your Favorite Animal” drawing contest

Thanks to all the CVM Open House visitors who drew their favorite animals on one of the whiteboards in the Veterinary Medicine Library on Saturday, April 27!

Drawings by visitors to the CVM Open House

Cats ruled the boards with 27 drawings!
Dogs were the second place runner up with 19 drawings, followed by 12 birds (chickens, penguins, owls, eagles, and others) and 9 horses.

Other species in order of appearance were undetermined small mammals (3); two each of wolves, tigers, elephants, cows, fish, and pigs; and 1 each of dolphin, panda, butterfly, bear, giraffe, frog, rhinoceros, lizard, turtle, bearded worm, nautilus, a unicorn, and an amoeba.

The drawing with the most comments was the panda featured here:

The Panda was the most commented on drawing.

Dec 17 2012

Zoological Health Collections Featured at Crissey Zoological Nutrition Symposium

Visit the Zoological Health Website to see the Zoological Health Collections featured at the 7th Crissey Zoological Nutrition Symposium.

Dec 03 2012

Reindog Parade Photos, Videos and Handouts Live – Happy Howl-idays!

Thank you to all who came out to celebrate the season with your canine pals in the first ever NC State Reindog Parade this Saturday!

Photos of the event, including the photos with Santa of individual pets, are posted on the Veterinary Medicine Library’s Flickr photostream at

Handouts from the Libraries and Veterinary student groups are available:

A special thank you to our many volunteers from the Junior and Cadette Girl Scout Troop 1614 and the NCSU Pre-Veterinary Student Club who helped the event run smoothly!

Happy Holidays!

Nov 25 2012

Reindog Parade & Holiday Celebration – Fun for All!

Thank you to all who came out to celebrate the season with your canine pals in the first ever NC State Reindog Parade this Saturday!

Photos of the event, including the photos with Santa of individual pets, will be posted this week on the Veterinary Medicine Library’s Flickr photostream at

A special thank you to our many volunteers from the Junior and Cadette Girl Scout Troop 1614 and the NCSU Pre-Veterinary Student Club who helped the event run smoothly!

Happy Holidays!


Celebrate the season with your canine pals in the first ever NC State Reindog Parade!

Judges from the College of Veterinary Medicine and Dr. Melissa Pasquinelli from the College of Textiles will award prizes from Unleashed for winners of the festive finery and holiday-best behavior contests. Join us on the hearth, the lawn and brick paths, in front of the main administration building of the College of Veterinary Medicine at North Carolina State University.

Help your dog enjoy the holidays safely. Veterinary students from the Student Chapters of the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior and the American Association of Veterinary Nutrition, along with the Student Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society will be present to provide tips on nutrition and toy suitability, as well as avoiding holiday health hazards.

Remember the event with a courtesy digital snapshot of you and your dog(s) with Santa provided by the Friends of the Library.

Event schedule (weather permitting)
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Santa Photos and Educational Displays
1:30 pm – 2:00 pm Festive Finery Contest *
2:00 pm – 2:30 pm Reindog Parade *
2:30 pm – 3:00 pm Best Holiday Behavior Contest *

* The festive finery contest is the only activity requiring some sort of costume. No costumes are required for the reindog parade, photos, or behavior contest.

No pet should be hungry for the holidays! Admission to the event is a donation of pet food or a monetary (cash or check) contribution to the Safe Haven Pet Food Pantry who will be present at the event to receive donations.

For directions, see Free parking during the Saturday event is available in all the locations labeled C or CC on the map.

Aug 15 2012

A New Dissertation in Comparative Biomedical Sciences by Dr. Arnaud Van Wettere

Comparative Biomedical Sciences

    Veterinary Medical Sciences

Pathogenesis of Liver Fibrosis and Regeneration in the Japanese Medaka (Oryzias latipes)
by Arnaud J.N.J. Van Wettere

Aug 07 2012

We hope you enjoyed the Scavenger Hunt experience!

Greetings Class of 2016!

On the first day of the scavenger hunt, 3 teams comprising 9 students finished. Average time of about 40 minutes. Don’t leave it until the last minute on Friday – come on in today!

It definitely picked up Tuesday — we had 21 more teams and 58 more participants!

Okay, so the first day of class wasn’t the best day to hunt in the library – but two teams totaling five students did finish.

Just two more days to wrap it up — we are open until 10 pm Thursday night and then from 7am to 6 pm on Friday. Can’t coordinate a team — you can come as an individual to get it done if that’s what it takes. Looking forward to seeing you all!

Just 13 lucky students remaining to finish on Friday. Congratulations to the seven teams that finished on Thursday!

We had three more teams on Friday – an exciting 94% completion rate by the deadline!