April 9, 2017
Translational Research Sparks Grad Student’s Extraordinary Passion
Courtney Sparks’ determination to develop more effective treatments for a hereditary skull malformation in Cavalier King Charles spaniels could lead to improved treatments for people...
January 31, 2017
NC State Veterinary Hospital Provides Dialysis Treatment
Hemodialysis comes into play with severe cases of acute kidney injury (kidney failure) resulting from infection or any other causes. Candidates for this treatment demonstrate such symptoms as...
December 13, 2016
Tackling Osteosarcoma in People and Pet Dogs
In humans, osteosarcoma most often strikes teens and sometimes kids even younger. In dogs, osteosarcoma is most common in large and giant breeds, such as Great Danes, Rottweilers and Saint Bernards. There hasn’t been any notable progress in the treatment and survival of human or dog patients with osteosarcoma in the last 30 years...
December 12, 2016
Teaming up for Nekot
Nekot is a Staffordshire terrier who came to the NC State Veterinary Hospital when he was 7 months old with a serious heart problem. In fact, when Nekot first came to NC State, it was to the hospital’s emergency room...
December 5, 2016
Equipped to Serve
Kathe was greatly impressed by the skill and compassion of the medical team she met at NC State. It wasn’t until a second experience that she became...
December 1, 2016
Canine Bone Marrow Transplants Return to the NC State Vet Hospital
The CVM was the first — and remains the only — veterinary college in the world to offer bone marrow transplants for dogs...
November 20, 2016
Keeping Pets Stress-free for the Holidays
Whether you’re hosting a Thanksgiving dinner or throwing a holiday party with a group of 50 friends, pets may be confused...
October 31, 2016
A Chance at a Full Life From a Faraway Place
Last month, in Lima, Peru, Fernando (Fern) was referred to veterinary cardiologist Ricardo Martinez for evaluation of a heart murmur. The optimal treatment is a balloon valvuloplasty. The hitch: The procedure is not available in Peru...
October 22, 2016
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...
September 26, 2016
Animal Pain Awareness Month
Pain is prevalent though often poorly understood and underdiagnosed in veterinary medicine- Duncan Lascelles is committed to understanding and managing pain in companion animals.