April 23, 2019
For Jack the Cat, Happiness at Last
Jack was cranky the February morning he was brought to the NC State Veterinary Hospital, but that was nothing new. When Kirstin Smith first saw Jack, he was cranky then, too. Smith, who moved to North Carolina in 2013 from New Jersey, found him in her home state. Smith, who ran a rodent rescue in
April 18, 2019
New to the CVM Family: Meet Daniel J. Duffy
Daniel J. Duffy is the new assistant professor of orthopedic surgery at the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine.
April 17, 2019
Patient Spotlight: Cataract Surgery Restores Vision for Rabbits
When Min Park adopted Holland lop rabbits Bossy Pants and Cocoa Bean from a shelter in New York City around Valentine’s Day, she was just looking for some bunnies to love. But within a year of their “adoptiversary” her rabbits would go blind. What began as a little cloudiness in one of Cocoa Bean’s
April 8, 2019
After shooting, K-9 Kilo Back Home Following Surgery at NC State
A South Carolina police dog found shot last week has returned home following successful orthopedic surgery at the NC State Veterinary Hospital. Kilo, a 2-year-old tracker bloodhound with the Marion County K-9 Unit, was referred to the veterinary hospital after suffering a gunshot wound to his femur. During the three-hour surgery on Thursday, the hospital’s
April 8, 2019
New to the CVM Family: Meet Mike Cissell
Mike Cissell recently joined the NC State Veterinary Hospital as a clinical veterinarian in the equine emergency service at the Equine and Farm Animal Veterinary Center.
April 4, 2019
New to the CVM Family: Meet Julie Balko
Julie Balko is a new assistant professor in anesthesiology at the NC State Veterinary Hospital.
April 4, 2019
Her Dog Changed Lives. Now it’s Mary Jo Pringle’s Turn
With a soft nuzzle or a simple trick, Blarney could effortlessly do what many cannot — make life just a little bit better. For eight years, Mary Jo Pringle would bring her dog — a golden retriever named after the Blarney Stone in Ireland — to nursing homes and senior day care centers. He’d visit people
April 1, 2019
News and Updates, March 2019
From new partnerships to new faces, check out what's been happening at the CVM this March.
March 29, 2019
NC State Veterinary Hospital Helps Lost Seal Pup Find His Way
The young gray seal needed to go North, and the NC State Veterinary Hospital was a vital stop on the way there. The seal’s path to NC State began in late February. As reported by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the seal was spotted in Virginia Beach, Va., and reported as lethargic and
March 26, 2019
Potomac Horse Fever in NC: What Owners Should Know
Following a cluster of Potomac horse fever cases reported in eastern North Carolina, the NC State Veterinary Hospital’s equine service is urging horse owners to go over prevention and treatment options with their veterinarians. Potomac horse fever is a non-contagious, infectious disease caused by the bacterium Neorickettsia risticii, affecting horses regardless of age, breed and