January 8, 2018
From Seattle With Love
How did someone who has never visited the CVM or had her pet treated in the NC State Veterinary hospital become a faithful patron of the CVM? It turns out that it’s a matter of the heart...
January 2, 2018
A Helping Hand for Critically Ill Newborn Foals
When Nimet Browne was 6, she moved to a small town in Tennessee. Her subdivision was across the street from a barn offering horse riding lessons. “Every time I passed it I just whined and whined about how badly I wanted to ride horses,” Browne said. “Finally, my parents gave in and that was it.
November 29, 2017
Behavior Training Gives Rescue Dog a Fresh Start
Jim and Kathy Nelson of Morehead City, N.C., are retired educators, but that doesn’t mean they’ve stopped teaching. It’s just that now their students are of the canine persuasion. It all started with their dog, Shadow. The Nelsons are advocates for rescue dogs, so it’s not surprising that when they decided to get a dog
November 13, 2017
Equine Surgeon Committed to Compassionate Care
She grew up on a beef cattle farm, but they were never the only animals in Callie Fogle’s life. Many were strays she and her sister could not resist nurturing back to health and then releasing. They kept squirrels and baby birds and a one-eyed Siamese cat. They also always had horses. Fogle, clinical associate
November 6, 2017
Courageous Canine Fights Cancer
The Bullmastiff is an imposing breed. Developed by 19th-century English gamekeepers to stand guard over country estates and typically weighing between 110 to 130 pounds, they give any intruder second thoughts. However, as everyone knows, looks can be deceiving. Bullmastiffs are also notably quiet, mild-mannered and, if properly socialized, affectionate, gentle and calm. That is
October 29, 2017
News and updates, October 2017
Highlights cover key events; faculty, staff, and student accomplishments; and other CVM news...
October 24, 2017
Extraordinary Gift Supports Aging Pets
Once you met Rahna Davidson you never forgot her. She was smart, a financial whiz, and unflinchingly honest and direct. She was strong and gutsy and unafraid to say exactly what was on her mind at any given time. But above all she was a mother who was very proud of her daughter, Kady Gjessing,
October 23, 2017
The Role of Hormones in Aggressive Dogs
Barbara Sherman, clinical professor of veterinary behavior and Margaret Gruen, adjunct assistant professor at the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine, are co-authors of a study published in the journal Frontiers in Psychology about the role of two hormones in aggressive dog behavior. Dogs bite about 4.5 million Americans each year — about half of them children — according to
October 19, 2017
National Veterinary Technician Week: Meet April Chappelle
We conclude our series of profiles honoring the veterinary technicians who play such a vital role in providing excellent care for the animals we see here at the NC State by introducing you to April Chappelle, of the Veterinary Hospital’s medical oncology service. She comes to NC State after 16 years in general veterinary practice
October 18, 2017
National Veterinary Technician Week: Meet Kristen Ward
Today’s installment of our week-long series of profiles of veterinary technicians at the NC State Veterinary Hospital puts the spotlight on a critical area that doesn’t always get the attention it deserves: anesthesiology. In conjunction with National Veterinary Technician Week, which runs October 15-21, we speak with anesthesia technician Kristen Ward. Originally from Ahoskie, N.