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...
April 22, 2018
NC State Clinicians Testing New Treatment for Severe Bleeding
To be eligible for the trial, dogs must arrive at the veterinary hospital within 24 hours after experiencing bleeding from a severe injury or rupture of tumors in the abdominal cavity...
April 2, 2018
A New Treatment Approach for Jenna
Jenna is a friendly 9-year-old mixed breed dog who helps her owner, Paul Rosenberg, run a small business, in Chapel Hill. Every day, she’s with Rosenberg in their shop, playing a key role in maintaining good customer relations — through tail wags and enthusiasm. After more than eight years on the job, though, Jenna began
March 26, 2018
Electromagnetic Field Therapy For Dogs With Spinal Injuries
Spinal surgery can involve a painful recovery process – whether you’re a human or a dog. But what if a noninvasive treatment utilizing a pulsed electromagnetic field (PEMF) could improve pain, reduce inflammation and possibly aid motor recovery? A recent small clinical trial at NC State’s College of Veterinary Medicine set out to see whether
March 7, 2018
A Study in Gratitude
Everyone who meets Bella the Labrador retriever describes her as always sweet. Her owner, Valerie Maitre of Wilmington, would add another description: always hungry. So it was alarming two years ago when Bella’s appetite suddenly wasn’t as robust as it always had been. Her energy level waned; she just wasn’t herself. Then it got worse.
February 21, 2018
Companion Animals May Hold the Key to Human Pain Relief
A new study notes that naturally occurring canine and feline osteoarthritis is strikingly similar to human osteoarthritis, including its appearance in radiographs and how it leads to...