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Animal Science

CALS grad Sabriya Dobbins

Aug 2, 2018

Multidisciplinary Maven: Animal Science’s Sabriya Dobbins

Growing up in Fayetteville, Sabriya Dobbins always wanted to go to NC State and become a veterinarian. She made it to CALS as a Jefferson Scholar and a Caldwell Fellow. And she realized that her calling was different, and more diverse, than expected. 

Equine Education Unit Foal Watch 2018

Apr 27, 2018

Sleepover At The Equine Unit: Foal Watch 2018

Every spring, student interns arrive at CALS' Equine Education Unit around 9 p.m. to unfurl their sleeping bags under desks and across chairs for the night shift: providing constant monitoring to ensure a safe and healthy birth for the new foals. 

CALS Physiology's Shadoe Stewart

Apr 12, 2018

Shadoe Stewart’s “Big, Hairy, Audacious Goal”: Dental School

From bartending to urban planning, Shadoe Stewart’s eclectic path through education and career has brought him to CALS with an unusual goal: dental school. 

Cattle on Joey Clawson's Watauga County farm outside Boone, NC

Apr 12, 2018

Faster Answers For Cattle Farmers

Science-based solutions are reaching North Carolina’s beef cattle producers quicker, thanks to recent changes at the state’s agricultural research stations. 

CALS Animal Science Major David Cox from Sparta in Freedom of Experession Tunnel NCSU

Apr 12, 2018

This Is Sparta: One Rural Student Fights To Return Home

Students from rural areas face a unique set of challenges, from access to test preparation to culture shock on campus. Some work their way to college as the fast track out of country life. Others, like Alleghany County native David Cox, are fighting to go back and stay. 

CALS student Selena Ibarra at Hickory Nut Farm in Buncombe County.

Apr 12, 2018

From Factory Floor To First-Generation College Student

From teenage packing plant worker to animal science student and mentor, Sampson County’s Selena Ibarra is a first-generation college student who refused to quit. 

CALS Professor Kim Ange-van Heugten

Mar 28, 2018

What’s Going On Inside Your Pet?

As part of her new online Advanced Canine and Feline Nutrition class, Teaching Assistant Professor Kimberly Ange-van Heugten spent a year working on a website that leads you through the ins and outs of the gastrointestinal tract before diving in to the nutrition classics. 

CALS animal science student Christian Capobianco

Feb 7, 2018

Student Spotlight: Christian Capobianco Interns At The Zoo

Rhinos and elephants, giraffes and chimpanzees and many, many more, are all in a day's work for Animal Science senior Christian Capobianco in his internship at Zoo Miami. 

Girl attending the Grow By FarmHer event coming to CALS.

Jan 10, 2018

Registration Open: Event For Young Women In Agriculture

A national event for young women interested in agriculture careers is coming to NC State's campus, with the help of Animal Science's own April Shaeffer. 

NCSU CALS Animal Science Senior Ruby Monn on top of a mountain

Jan 8, 2018

“I Love Science Because It’s Exciting”: Animal Science Senior Ruby Monn

During Ruby Monn's time as an animal science major at CALS — a last-minute switch from biochemistry — she has uncovered a passion for global agriculture, an ability for the observation necessary in animal care and a "God-given gift" of public speaking.