November 12, 2019
Wild Things: 30 Years of Zoological Medicine at the CVM
30 years ago, the CVM changed the way zoological medicine was practiced and taught. Today, it remains an unmatched force in the field.
November 11, 2019
The Gift of Feeling Normal
Sandy Kirk came to the NC State Veterinary Hospital with a medical emergency when her 12-year-old mixed-breed dog, Maggie, needed help. It was an experience that stirred her to action.
November 5, 2019
Dogs May Hold Key to Fighting Human Bladder Cancer
A pioneering bladder cancer study launching at the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine will compare the origins and characteristics of the disease in dogs and humans, a promising approach to developing earlier diagnosis and improved therapies for both species. The two-year project, which recently received funding from the V Foundation for Cancer Research, will
November 4, 2019
Keep Calm and Terrier On
Kristi Thompson says that, Nala, her 12-year-old terrier mix, is her rock. “Nala’s been there for me through so much,” Thompson said. “She’s my best friend, my confidant, my shadow. Her gentle energy keeps me grounded and sane through all of life’s ups and downs.” There have been a few of those ups and downs
October 31, 2019
Patient Spotlight: Injured Stray Kitten Learns to Walk Again
A 6-week-old kitten named Frankenstein learns to walk again after orthopedic surgery at the NC State Veterinary Hospital.
October 30, 2019
News and Updates, October 2019
Five CVM students working toward a certificate in global health share the results of their 10-week studies in Africa. ow.ly/9CxA50wNETA The Class of 2023’s Chandler and Chelsea Drumgoole, the first twins to enroll in the same CVM class, come to the college with a shared dedication to veterinary medicine and unending sibling support. ow.ly/rsm750wKW1M The
October 28, 2019
Helping Kayda Catch the Bad Guys Again
Kayda Petersen is a valued member of the police department in Surf City, N.C. She proudly displays her police badge just below her throat, where it shines brightly from her collar. Kayda is part of the two-member Surf City K-9 patrol — she’s the canine member. The human member is also her owner, Cpl. Eric Petersen.
October 10, 2019
A Breakthrough in Understanding Canine Itch
A new study from the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine is the first to pinpoint the intricate pathway mechanisms of itch in dogs, information vital to developing targeted treatments for common and chronic canine skin disorders. The research describes the expression of itch-signaling somatostatin and other major itch-associated neuropeptides and receptors in canine neurons.
October 8, 2019
New CVM Canine Health Studies Receive Morris Animal Foundation Funding
Two innovative canine health studies at the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine have been awarded funding by the Morris Animal Foundation. The organization announced Tuesday that it’s supporting a CVM project that’s developing a test that quickly gauges the severity and prognosis of central nervous system injuries in dogs. The two-year study is helmed
October 7, 2019
New to the CVM Family: Meet Jori Vasgaard
When the landmark NC State Think and Do the Extraordinary capital fundraising campaign was launched in 2017, one of the primary goals at the College of Veterinary Medicine was collaborating with the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences to build the Reedy Creek Equine Farm. It will provide updated teaching and reproductive services facilities that