November 12, 2018
Grateful Clients Award Anesthesia Team
Coat of Excellence
Winston was scheduled for a CT scan, generally a routine procedure that includes anesthesia. At first everything seemed normal. About five minutes in, the anesthesia team noticed that Winston’s heart rate began to slow...
October 21, 2018
From Costumes to Spooky Treats: Pet Safety Tips for Halloween
Keep people food and candy from pets, of course. It may be hard to keep track of pets, goblins, bags of candy, and easy access to party food, but ingesting chocolate, candy sweetened by xylitol, lollipops with sticks, or the wrong snack can...
October 14, 2018
For 6th Year, a Gathering to Remember Beloved Companions
The sixth annual Kindred Companions Memorial Gathering, coinciding with World Animal Day, featured music, poetry and speakers, along with some laughter and...
October 9, 2018
‘The Extra Mile’: Mathews Honored for Extraordinary Care
When Todd and Carla Baker’s English bulldog Chancho started experiencing breathing problems, they knew just where to go. “We always bring our dogs to NC State,” said Carla Baker. “They go above and beyond.” Waiting for them at the hospital was clinician Kyle Mathews, professor of soft tissue and oncologic surgery. Chancho, 10, was diagnosed
October 8, 2018
After Florence: Animal Health Risks
Among the health dangers are diseases transmitted by insects attracted to stagnant water, making those living in or near flooded areas particularly vulnerable. Owners are urged to keep animals away from standing water and to particularly avoid having horses drink or immerse themselves in standing water.
July 2, 2018
Extraordinary Help for Bear
Think and Do the Extraordinary is more than a motto — it’s what we do every day at the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine. And it saves lives. Just ask Hannah Adams of Durham, the owner of Bear, a 6-year-old German shepherd mix. In January, Adams noticed a swelling between the left side of
June 25, 2018
A Promising Approach to Treating Canine Brain Tumors
The hospital’s radiation oncology service traditionally — and effectively — treats meningiomas, a common type of brain tumor in dogs, with surgery and radiation therapy...
June 6, 2018
At NC State Veterinary Hospital’s Blood Bank, Life-Savers in Reserve
Not long after 12-year-old springer spaniel Gracie nearly bled to death, she met one of the dogs who saved her life...
June 4, 2018
Advanced MRI Coming to NC State Veterinary Hospital
A state-of-the-art MRI machine, offering the clearest images yet to aid in treating everything from neurological conditions to cancer, will soon make its home at NC State. NC State Veterinary MRI replaces the MRI service AnimalScan presently used by the hospital. AnimalScan will close by the end of June. During the transition, there will be
May 17, 2018
More Education About Pet Toxins Needed, Study Finds
An online survey asked participants to identify potential animal toxicants on a list of 25 common household items, including plants, foods and over-the-counter medications. Fifteen of the listed items were toxic to pets; the remainder were not...