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Department of Animal Science

NC State's Memorial Belltower with the sun peeking through the trees

Sep 29, 2021

Animal Science Grad Student Finds Fulfilling Job

Kristina Britt graduated with a bachelor's degree in Extension Education and a minor in agricultural leadership and animal science. The livestock extension agent is now pursuing her master’s degree in animal science. 

Latisha Judd speaking with students about MANRRS

Aug 24, 2021

MANRRS Opens Doors

Animal Sciences’ Latisha Judd and two CALS students are breathing new life into NC State University’s MANRRS chapter. The program promotes academic and professional advancement by empowering minorities in agriculture, natural resources and related sciences. 

Woman holding a cat in an animal shelter

May 21, 2021

Microbiome Research: What Makes a Healthy Cat?

What factors affect the types of microbes in a cat's gut? And how does that relate to their health? A first-of-its-kind study at NC State aims for answers. 

Alex Blanchard wearing her red graduation cap and holding up wolf ears.

May 5, 2021

Alex Blanchard: Going the Extra Mile

Alex Blanchard never saw herself being in college for five years, but the CALS student says it was worth it to walk away with not one, but two degrees in May. 

NC State's Memorial Belltower with the sun peeking through the trees

May 5, 2021

Active Duty Animal Science: Olivia Jones Pursues Her Passion

When Olivia Jones graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2017, she had two dreams –– to serve her country in the military and become a veterinarian. Now, as a graduating student in NC State’s online Master of Animal Science, she’s doing both.  Jones is an active duty Air Force officer, working … Continue reading Active Duty Animal Science: Olivia Jones Pursues Her Passion → 

Woman with horse painted to identify muscles

May 4, 2021

All the Way: Lecturer’s NC State Journey

When North Carolina State University faculty member Billy Flowers opened the door for to Charlotte Meli to help with his research, she had no idea how the much the experience would change her life. 

Lynn Worley-Davis teaching students in one of her embryology labs

Mar 30, 2021

Laying the Foundation for an Agricultural Career

Lynn Worley-Davis has found her niche in teaching — educating the next generation about the importance of agriculture and the variety of career opportunities available to them. 

Woman holding a pig

Mar 23, 2021

CALSPack Strong: Lisa Rochette

CALS alumna Lisa Rochette turned a fascination with pigs into a swine health career, thanks in part to our Food Animal Scholars Program. 

A young married couple standing in a field.

Feb 9, 2021

CALS Breeds Love

Three NC State couples prove that finding love is possible in college, especially for students in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. 

Billy Ray Vickers carries the ball down field in a Technician photo, circa 1979.

Jan 22, 2021

Major Player

Billy Ray Vickers learned the value of hard work growing up on a farm in the Blue Ridge foothills. The lessons he learned on and off the football field at NC State propelled him to a successful career in manufacturing.