August 13, 2019
Toxic Algae Blooms Harmful to Pets
CVM toxicology professor Dave Dorman on what you need to know about toxic algae blooms: What are Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs)? Toxic algae that harm dogs and other animals are a bacteria known as cyanobacteria. An algae bloom occurs when conditions favor the growth of these bacteria. These conditions include warm weather, stagnant water, fertilizer
August 11, 2019
If You Can’t Stand the Heat, Neither Can Your Pet
It happened so quickly and so unexpectedly that at first Brenda Stevens didn’t realize it was happening at all. Stevens, a general practice clinical professor at the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine, was outside playing fetch with her standard poodle, Olive, throwing her favorite tennis ball. It was a sunny, comfortable spring day. “I
July 31, 2019
Endowed Scholarship Support is a Home Run for Vet Student
First, the bad news: Danielle Barnes will never make it as a professional baseball pitcher. The good news is that Barnes is in the process of becoming a practicing veterinarian, which is what she actually wants to do. Reaching that goal will be made easier thanks to the Babe and Yogi Scholarship Endowment established by
July 31, 2019
News and Updates, July 2019
Postdoctoral research scholar Alix Berglund receives a Careers in Immunology Fellowship from the American Association of Immunologists. ow.ly/CanW50v4SpN The Class of 2021’s Valerie Nelson makes an unexpected discovery with a global impact while talking part in the Veterinary Scholars Program. ow.ly/VpYR50v2UE6 Postdoctoral fellow Matt Foley awarded a prestigious National Institutes of Health grant for innovative
July 28, 2019
CVM Study Explores New Way to Treat Rare Canine Cancer
Stereotactic radiation therapy is a powerful tool in the NC State Veterinary Hospital’s arsenal, attacking cancerous tumors of the brain, spine and those that can reach the heart, all while still protecting normal tissue. Conventional radiation therapy is typically used over many weeks. SRT can often be conducted during just a handful of hospital visits.
July 23, 2019
New to the CVM Family: Meet Rebecca Maher
Rebecca Maher is a licensed clinical social worker at the NC State Veterinary Hospital.
July 22, 2019
Exceptional Care for an Endlessly Supportive Friend
Sarah Blume and Amelia are more than owner and pet. They need each other. Thanks to some timely advice from Jackie Murphy, a medical oncology intern at the NC State Veterinary Hospital, Blume and Amelia’s mutual support system is getting much-needed reinforcement from caring partners teaming with world-class clinicians. Amelia, a 5-year-old Labrador retriever mix,
July 18, 2019
NC State Veterinary Hospital Offers Tips to Keep Pets Safe and Healthy this Summer
Marks advises owners to take immediate action if the pet is panting excessively or has difficulty breathing, has an increased heart and respiratory rate, dry gums, glazed eyes, drools, appears tired, weak or...
July 1, 2019
New to the CVM Family: Meet Kaiti May
Kaiti May is a surgery technician at the NC State Veterinary Hospital.
June 30, 2019
Patient Spotlight: Modeling the Way with 3D Technology
Sharon King didn’t plan on bringing home a puppy anytime soon. Though her golden retriever, Bella, was getting older, King wasn’t seriously looking for a new addition to her family at the moment. Then she met Cayde. A breeder brought a litter of collie puppies into King’s Burlington, N.C., veterinary practice one day for a