September 9, 2019
Improving the Odds for a Cat Named Otter
When Caramel, a cat owned by Melissa Tran and her boyfriend, Jeremy Mey, had a litter of eight kittens in 2010, things didn’t go smoothly. It was a difficult delivery, with some of the kittens being stillborn. Tran thought that one of the tiny survivors, a female, seemed to resemble an otter as she lay
September 9, 2019
Hurricane Dorian: How to Help People, Animals in Need
As disaster response efforts continue within the wide swath of areas affected by Hurricane Dorian, relief efforts are underway for people and animals impacted by the storm. There are several ways you can help. A donation to the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine’s Disaster Relief Fund supports animals that have been rescued and sheltered.
September 1, 2019
Hurricane Dorian Preparedness: Tips for Animal Owners
A still-strong Hurricane Dorian unloaded heavy rain and dangerous winds of up to 110 mph on coastal areas of the Carolinas Thursday afternoon, causing widespread power outages and spawning multiple tornadoes. The National Hurricane Center said Dorian was traveling north at 8 mph and wavering between a Category 2 and 3 hurricane at 2 p.m.
August 28, 2019
News and Updates, August 2019
Spend the day with 2008 graduate Jb Minter, the North Carolina Zoo’s director of animal health who cares for more than 400 animal species. http://ow.ly/E7Il50vvxjV The Class of 2018’s Kat Wood, who oversees 46,000 sows in Illinois and Minnesota, is profiled in National Hog Farmer. http://ow.ly/bmj450vK2Ki Several CVM students garner recognition from the American Association
August 26, 2019
New to the CVM Family: Meet Kate Hepworth
Kate Hepworth is a clinical assistant professor of equine medicine at the NC State Veterinary Hospital.
August 21, 2019
Seaks Never Forgets a Friend
Terry Seaks describes the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine as, “a place where miracles happen.” He’s felt this way for 25 years, since he and his late wife, Jane, brought their cat, Fluffy, to the NC State Veterinary Hospital, hoping to find a cure for Fluffy’s persistent dermatological problem. He tells how a clinician
August 20, 2019
N.C. Dogs Provide Clues About Dangerous Pathogen
A new NC State College of Veterinary Medicine study shines an ever-brightening light on Bartonella by taking a close look at the emerging pathogen’s presence in North Carolina. The study, published in the journal Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases, creates an activity map of the pathogen Bartonella henselae through samples from dogs obtained between 2004 and
August 16, 2019
With Genetic Counseling, CVM Takes Deeper Dives into Dog DNA
At-home DNA tests can uncover that your mixed-breed rescue is 1/8th Jack Russell terrier. A saliva sample sent through the mail can estimate how big a dog may get, if they have drug sensitivities or detail their chance of developing a heart condition. The tests can be revelatory. They can also just be the beginning.
August 13, 2019
Toxic Algae Blooms Harmful to Pets
CVM toxicology professor Dave Dorman on what you need to know about toxic algae blooms: What are Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs)? Toxic algae that harm dogs and other animals are a bacteria known as cyanobacteria. An algae bloom occurs when conditions favor the growth of these bacteria. These conditions include warm weather, stagnant water, fertilizer
August 11, 2019
If You Can’t Stand the Heat, Neither Can Your Pet
It happened so quickly and so unexpectedly that at first Brenda Stevens didn’t realize it was happening at all. Stevens, a general practice clinical professor at the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine, was outside playing fetch with her standard poodle, Olive, throwing her favorite tennis ball. It was a sunny, comfortable spring day. “I