NC State News Services put out a release yesterday that really shows the breadth of training students get at the College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM). Future vets are required to get disaster-response training and earn state and federal disaster training certification. They learn how to do things like set up mobile animal shelters and deal with disease:
Students are also taught how to respond to an epidemic in livestock in order to stop disease from spreading — a crucial step in preventing disruption of local and regional economies that depend on animal agriculture. Preventive measures include quarantining animals, as well as ensuring that veterinarians, farmers and others don’t spread the disease.
We just wrapped up the winter issue of NC State magazine, which includes a story on CVM and advancements in veterinary medicine. We’ll be posting related material to the blog in the coming weeks, so check back often.