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December 16, 2019
Ten Most Memorable Stories of 2019
They astonished and inspired us. They made us cry, made us smile and made us proud. They made us hopeful and excited for what’s next. They’re 10 of the most memorable stories this year from the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine.
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
June 11, 2019
Finding a Better Way for Zora
Dick Johnson can succinctly yet poignantly sum up how he and wife, Donna, feel about the treatment their dog, Zora, received at the NC State Veterinary Hospital: “We got three years instead of six months.” Zora’s intelligent, piercing gaze now looks down upon the waiting room in the hospital’s radiation oncology service. The Portraits of
May 28, 2019
The Heart of the Matter
When Clarke Atkins and Bruce Keene joined the faculty of NC State’s College of Veterinary Medicine three decades ago, they had no way of knowing how intertwined their careers would become. They had already worked together at the University of Wisconsin for five years when two positions became available at NC State. “We came here
March 26, 2019
NC State’s Day of Giving: How You Can Help the CVM
We all know that when the CVM family comes together, we can accomplish anything. Now let’s show the world. March 27 is NC State’s inaugural Giving Day, a 24-hour push to celebrate the collective spirit of the Wolfpack and to strengthen its future. As a member of the CVM family, you can help us make
March 25, 2019
Resident Who Never Gave Up Receives Coat of Excellence
Georgia was a true medical detective story, and thankfully Nanelle Barash was on case. Emily and John Honeycutt didn’t quite know what was going on with their 10-year-old hound mix. Georgia has immune mediated polyarthritis, or IMPA, an inflammatory disease that damages connective tissues. She had recently undergone surgery to have a stainless steel plate
March 24, 2019
Neurology Resident Honored for Compassionate Care
Art Aikin remembers his 6-year-old chocolate Labrador retriever, Cooper, as the most unusual of the five hunting dogs he has owned. The two spent many hours together hunting ducks and geese, and they stayed together back in town, too. “He was trained to hunt, and he was all business until it was cocktail hour, and
March 11, 2019
What Not To Miss at the 2019 CVM Open House
Springtime means Open House time at the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine. It’s the one day a year where the general public can get behind-the-scenes looks at the world-leading veterinary medicine and research conducted every day on our campus. As always, there’s a little something for everyone at this year’s event (9 a.m.-3 p.m.
March 11, 2019
The Wag Tells the Tale
At first, Cora Belle was wobbly. David and Janet Knight first noticed their Labrador retriever mix unsteady on her hind legs a year and a half ago. By the following day, Cora Belle couldn’t stand or use her rear legs. But she was still able to wag her tail. That wagging tail was an important
February 25, 2019
What is it Like to Give a Polar Bear Anesthesia for 8 Hours?
On Feb. 4, Vigani, an NC State College of Veterinary Medicine clinical assistant professor, managed anesthesia during orthopedic surgery on the leg of Nora, a polar bear at the Hogle Zoo in Salt Lake City. A week earlier, 3-year-old Nora had broken her right humerus, likely while roughhousing in her enclosure.