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VML opening at 11am on Sat 8/9 for visitors prior to White Coat Ceremony

8 hours 49 min ago

The Veterinary Medicine Library will extend its hours on Saturday, August 9 to welcome the friends and family of the members of the Class of 2018 who may be visiting the College of Veterinary Medicine prior to the White Coat Ceremony. The White Coat Ceremony in which the Class of 2018 is formally inducted into the veterinary profession takes place at the Jane S. McKimmon Center at 3:00pm.

Library hours that weekend are:

August 9  (Saturday) : 11:00am – 5:00pm

August 10 (Sunday) : 1:00pm – 5:00pm (Regular Hours)

Longer hours are available at the D.H. Hill Library and James B. Hunt Library –see for all NCSU Libraries Hours.

VML Closing at 6pm Mon 8/4 – Fri 8/8 (Intersession), VML hours on Sat 8/9

8 hours 53 min ago

Veterinary Medicine Library operating hours are reduced during the University Semester Intersession:

August 4 – August 8  (Monday – Friday) : 7:30am – 6:00pm
August 9 (Saturday) : 11:00am – 5:00pm

Longer hours are available at the D.H. Hill Library and James B. Hunt Library–see for all NCSU Libraries Hours.

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

14 hours 30 min ago

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.

New Materials July 7

Mon, 2014-07-07 10:16

Congratulations to Betsy Whitman on Libraries’ Pride of the Wolfpack Award

Tue, 2014-07-01 17:01

The Veterinary Medicine Library Team is proud to announce that Betsy Whitman was one of the Libraries’ recipients of the Pride of the Wolfpack award at the Libraries’ Annual Service and Awards Program on June 19, 2014.

Please join us in congratulating Betsy for her efforts on behalf of the Wolfpack!!

Betsy Whitman, Pride of the Wolfpack Winner, with Kris Alpi. Photo by Carol Vreelend.

June 2014 Publications from CVM Authors

Tue, 2014-07-01 09:47

June 2014 Publications from CVM Authors

Take a look at the CVM author publications for June 2014 courtesy of the NCSU Scholarly Publications Repository.

CVM and other NCSU authors are specifically highlighted with their department affiliation and links to their other publications in the repository. To access the full text of any of these articles, click on “Find Text (NCSU Only)” link.

If you have questions or would like information about the repository or NCSU publications, please email or call us at 919-513-6218.

Faculty – It’s Time for Fall Reserve Requests

Mon, 2014-06-30 10:39

Reserve lists for DVM courses will be taken from each faculty’s online course syllabus published as of Friday, August 1. Required (and optional) texts and library reserve titles will be entered in Reserves Direct, the Libraries’ online reserve management system.

If you need to put materials on reserve for other courses, please give us a reserve list (or email it as an attachment to by 10 AM on Friday, August 1.  In addition to your name and course name/number, provide complete citations (title, author, edition) for titles desired.

All personal materials (both books and media) listed on the syllabus or reserve lists should also be brought to the Library by 10 AM on Friday, August 1.

For information on VML reserves services and the online reserve management system, go to If you need assistance or have questions, please contact Betsy Whitman at or phone 919-513-6218.

Vet Med Library closed Friday, July 4

Mon, 2014-06-30 10:34

The Veterinary Medicine Library will be closed on Friday, July 4th for the holiday and will resume regular hours on Saturday, July 5 from 1:00pm – 5:00pm.
Enjoy your 4th of July Holiday!!

The D. H. Hill Library and James B. Hunt Library will be open on July 4 from 7:00am – 6:00pm.

See for all NCSU Libraries Hours.

Gateway Veterinary Camp highlighted in Rocky Mount Telegram

Tue, 2014-06-24 16:58

The 35 campers participating in the 2014 Gateway Veterinary Camp visited the Veterinary Medicine Library of the NCSU Libraries as part of their tour of the College of Veterinary Medicine last week. Read more about Vet Camp in the Rocky Mount Telegram at The Veterinary Medicine Library welcomes all students interested in animal health. For more on visiting us and using resources onsite in the Library, see

Veterinary Student Artwork from Spring 2014 on Display

Tue, 2014-06-17 13:07

Visit the William Rand Kenan, Jr. Library of Veterinary Medicine to see the new artwork installed June 13, 2014. The Library entrance portholes feature reproductions of veterinary student artwork from the Spring 2014 Veterinary Illustration Selective VMC 991-29 taught by Dr. Michael K. Stoskopf, Professor of Aquatics, Wildlife, and Zoologic Medicine and of Molecular and Environmental Toxicology.

This was a one-week studio course taught at the CVM in April 2014 offering veterinary students the opportunity to hone their observation as well as their drawing and illustration skills with live observations at the Teaching Animal Unit and the NC Zoological Park. Students became familiar with basic drawing and pen and ink techniques with an emphasis on rendering from three dimensional objects, living animals, and photographs.

Seven works highlighting a variety of drawing techniques were selected by a jury of faculty and librarian judges.

Top Row (Left to Right) [click below for detailed images]

Bottom Row (Left to Right)

These works and photos of additional drawings by all ten students in the course will soon appear on the eboard in the Library. Thank you to artists Sara Bumgardner (Class of 2015) and Class of 2017: Kimberly Craney, Jennifer Fowler, Amanda Gross, Alisha Lucas, Morgan Matthews, Adeline Noger, Caitlin Smith, and Vanessa Wolf. The drawings were photographed and prepared for porthole display by Wendy Savage, Educational Media & Design, College of Veterinary Medicine.

Exploring the Animal Welfare Archival Collections at the NCSU Libraries

Wed, 2014-06-04 16:16

North Carolina State University (NCSU) Libraries was supported by a grant from the Council on Library and Information Resources to describe its holdings of the records of the Animal Rights Network (ARN), portions of the records of the Animal Welfare Institute (AWI), and hundreds of audio and videotapes documenting conferences, demonstrations, debates, and oral histories with important figures in the these movements, most recorded by Ron Scott.

The Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) files address the treatment of animals in all aspects of society, including agriculture, industry, science, conservation, and recreation. The collection contains correspondence and other material from the AWI and its lobbying organization, the Society for Animal Protective Legislation, on national issues related to the humane treatment of animals in laboratories and farms, as well as international issues such as whaling and the exotic animal trade. It also documents groups on all sides of the animal welfare movement.

View a PDF of a brief presentation about the Animal Welfare Institute and Animal Rights Network records by Project Librarian Jodi Berkowitz. For details about the holdings in each collection, visit the finding aids:

For information about accessing these materials through the NCSU Libraries’ Special Collections Research Center, please visit

May 2014 Publications from CVM Authors

Tue, 2014-06-03 15:54

May 2014 Publications from CVM Authors

Take a look at the CVM author publications for May 2014 courtesy of the NCSU Scholarly Publications Repository.

CVM and other NCSU authors are specifically highlighted with their department affiliation and links to their other publications in the repository. To access the full text of any of these articles, click on “Find Text (NCSU Only)” link.

If you have questions or would like information about the repository or NCSU publications, please email or call us at 919-513-6218.

Civets and Tarsiers and Tapirs (oh my!)

Tue, 2014-06-03 13:12

This post is contributed by Ashley Williams, Project Archivist, Animal Rights and Animal Welfare Collections.

Included in the Animal Welfare Institute Records is a collection of photographs by Ernest P. Walker. When I first encountered the photographs I was amazed by the sheer variety of animals photographed. There are pictures of lions, tigers, and bears (oh my!), but also several animals I had never heard of or did not know what they looked like: civets, lemmings, tapirs, and tarsiers (also known as bush babies), to name a few. I was intrigued to learn about these animals and curious as to the images I would come across. The collection did not disappoint.


Given the number and quality of the photographs, I realized this collection was likely not created by an average animal-loving person. My thoughts turned to “who in the world is Ernest P. Walker and why did he take all of these pictures?” I was quickly able to learn more about him: he worked as a warden and inspector for the United States Bureau of Fisheries in Alaska in the 1910s upon graduating from college. After a three year stint as a game warden in Arizona and California, Walker returned to Alaska in 1921 with the United States Biological Survey as a fur and game warden and executive officer for the Alaska Game Commission. In 1927, Walker moved to Washington, DC and assumed the role of assistant director of the National Zoological Park in 1930, where he remained until 1956.


Walker was more concerned with mammals as living animals rather than their individual biological components. Over the years, he observed their feeding habits, care of young, and other behavioral characteristics and began taking photographic portraits of many species. To observe certain small mammals more closely than his duties at the zoo would allow, he brought them into his home as pets. Most of the photographs date from his term as assistant director.


Upon retiring from the National Zoo, Walker, along with his qualified assistants, compiled data, prepared photographs, and arranged a manuscript into what would become the three-volume Mammals of the World. Two of his other works are Walker’s Bats of the World and Walker’s Primates of the World, all of which are available at the NCSU Libraries. Information about the animals’ breeding, habitats, food, and physical description, along with a photograph or illustration, is included for all but four animals. Additionally, Walker wrote two books for the Animal Welfare Institute: First Aid and Care of Small Mammals and Studying Small Mammals.

South American Tapir

To learn more about Ernest Walker’s photographs, or about the Animal Welfare Institute Records, be sure to check out the collection guide.