Catherine Bartholf


My name is Catherine Bartholf and I am a member of the NCSU CVM class of 2019.  I grew up in Pittsboro North Carolina and attended Northwood High School from 2007-2011.  During my senior year I did my graduation project with Hope Crossing Animal Hospital on veterinary medicine and began volunteering there.  After graduating in 2011, I attended North Carolina State University as an Animal Science major with a concentration in Veterinary Bioscience from 2011-2015 and graduated Summa Cum Laude.  While at NC State University I focus on gaining a better understanding of the scope and importance of veterinary medicine in our communities.  I was an active member of the Pre-Veterinary Medical Association and learned a lot about the different roles veterinarians can play and what they can contribute to their communities.  I did my best to diversify my experiences in veterinary medicine while pursuing opportunities that I was passionate about participating in.  Through my time at NC State University I gained experience in small animal medicine, wildlife medicine, zoological and exotics medicine, food animal medicine (small ruminants and poultry), mixed animal medicine, studying abroad, and undergraduate research.


Veterinary and Animal Experience:

Volunteer with Tri-County Veterinary Services

Volunteer with Hope Crossing Animal Hospital

NC Museum of Natural Sciences Veterinary Services Intern

Study Abroad to India with the Wildlife Institute of India

Volunteer with CareFirst Animal Hospital Spay Day

NCSU CVM Whale Necropsy

NCSU CVM Turtle Rescue Team Volunteer

“Comparing species, presenting injury, and length of treatment of Turtle Rescue Team patients and its implications on North Carolina Wildlife” Research Project

Volunteer and Employee at the NCSU Small Ruminant Educational Unit (3 years)

Research Assistant in NCSU Poultry Science Department under Dr. Oviedo


Honors and Awards:

Phi Kappa Phi

A. Tab Williams, Jr. Endowment Scholarship

PVMA (Pre-Veterinary Medical Association) Scholarship

ASAS Scholastic Achievement Award

ASAS (American Society of Animal Science) Member

International Dean’s List

CALS Honors Program

Gamma Sigma Delta Fall Scholarship Recognition Award

Published in interTexts (2012 and 2014 edition)

A. Gordon and Patricia L. Neville Animal Science Scholarship

National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS)

University Honors Program

Dean’s List (every semester)

Research Symposium Award Winner-Undergrad Research Symposium



PVMA Member

Canine Assisted Rehabilitation for the Elderly (C.A.R.E. NC) Jr. Coordinator

Carolina Tiger Rescue Presentation Volunteer

NCSU CVM Open House Volunteer (2 years)

APVMA (American Pre-Veterinary Medical Association) Symposium Volunteer

APMA Symposium attendant in Florida and Ohio

Horseman’s Youth Day Volunteer

NCSU Sigma Alpha Chapter Member

NCVC 2012 Attendant

Rabies Symposium 2012 Attendant

NCSU VetPAC Intern 2012-2013

NCSU VetCAMP Counselor 2012-2015

Animal Science Club Member

NC State Fair Milk Booth Volunteer

Companion Animal Club

NCSU Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) participant


Teaching Assistant for ANS 281 (Professional Development of Pre-Veterinary Track