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Each year, the dedicated caregivers at the College of Veterinary Medicine touch the lives of thousands who face medical emergencies or disease, or who seek to improve the quality of life for their companion animals. The success of our work depends in large part on the gifts and donations from people just like you. Alumni, friends, partners, and animal lovers whose generosity enables many of our efforts.
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Read about our donors, what inspired their gifts and how those gifts are making a difference in the lives of animals and people:
Resident Who Never Gave Up Receives Coat of Excellence
Georgia was a true medical detective story, and thankfully Nanelle Barash was on case. Emily and John Honeycutt didn’t quite know what was going on with their 10-year-old hound mix. Georgia has immune mediated polyarthritis, or IMPA, an inflammatory disease that damages connective tissues. She had recently undergone surgery to have a stainless steel plate
Neurology Resident Honored for Compassionate Care
Art Aikin remembers his 6-year-old chocolate Labrador retriever, Cooper, as the most unusual of the five hunting dogs he has owned. The two spent many hours together hunting ducks and geese, and they stayed together back in town, too. “He was trained to hunt, and he was all business until it was cocktail hour, and
CVM Alum Personifies an Attitude of Gratitude
When Rick Hovis received his DVM degree in 1989 from the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine, he was part of just the fifth graduating class. As a newly minted veterinarian, Hovis returned to practice near his hometown of Lowell, N.C., just outside of Gastonia. Even though he was barely six months into his career
A Love for Students — and Cats, Too
Sandy Thach spent her NC State career helping students achieve their academic dreams. In retirement, she’s helping them even more. Thach came to the college in 1983 as an administrative assistant for the associate vice chancellor of student affairs, helping selected students to receive prestigious scholarships from the NC Fellows and Caldwell Scholars programs (now
A Friendship, a Hurricane and a Lasting Tribute
Brett Wu and Ashley Zibura became friends while on the rowing team at Brandeis University. After graduation, they sailed off in distinctly different directions. Zibura earned a doctor of veterinary medicine degree from Ohio State University and is now a resident in the ophthalmology service at the NC State Veterinary Hospital. Wu joined AmeriCorps, where
The Mark of Compassionate Care
Susan Ryan and her 9-year-old cocker spaniel, Goldie, have become familiar faces at the NC State Veterinary Hospital since Goldie received a pacemaker three years ago. And the faces at the hospital have become more like family. “I am so glad I chose NC State,” said Ryan, who travels from her home in Richmond, Va.,