Human Animal Bond
February 18, 2019
A Love for Students — and Cats, Too
Sandy Thach spent her NC State career helping students achieve their academic dreams. In retirement, she’s helping them even more. Thach came to the college in 1983 as an administrative assistant for the associate vice chancellor of student affairs, helping selected students to receive prestigious scholarships from the NC Fellows and Caldwell Scholars programs (now
February 11, 2019
A Friendship, a Hurricane and a Lasting Tribute
Brett Wu and Ashley Zibura became friends while on the rowing team at Brandeis University. After graduation, they sailed off in distinctly different directions. Zibura earned a doctor of veterinary medicine degree from Ohio State University and is now a resident in the ophthalmology service at the NC State Veterinary Hospital. Wu joined AmeriCorps, where
January 15, 2019
The Mark of Compassionate Care
Susan Ryan and her 9-year-old cocker spaniel, Goldie, have become familiar faces at the NC State Veterinary Hospital since Goldie received a pacemaker three years ago. And the faces at the hospital have become more like family. “I am so glad I chose NC State,” said Ryan, who travels from her home in Richmond, Va.,
December 17, 2018
Ten Most Memorable Stories of 2018
We fought cancer together, fought hurricanes together and, with steadfast resolve, vowed to fight against some of the biggest health problems around the world.
November 12, 2018
Grateful Clients Award Anesthesia Team
Coat of Excellence
Winston was scheduled for a CT scan, generally a routine procedure that includes anesthesia. At first everything seemed normal. About five minutes in, the anesthesia team noticed that Winston’s heart rate began to slow...
November 6, 2018
After Highway Fall, an Extraordinary Recovery
The inscription on the Gallop of Honor plaque couldn’t be more fitting: “Colby: the miracle horse!” Pamela Johnson of Pikeville, N.C., said in March, 15-year-old Colby was in a trailer on his way back to the Johnsons’ barn. They were about to take an exit off Highway 70 near home when a truck driver got
October 14, 2018
For 6th Year, a Gathering to Remember Beloved Companions
The sixth annual Kindred Companions Memorial Gathering, coinciding with World Animal Day, featured music, poetry and speakers, along with some laughter and...
October 9, 2018
‘The Extra Mile’: Mathews Honored for Extraordinary Care
When Todd and Carla Baker’s English bulldog Chancho started experiencing breathing problems, they knew just where to go. “We always bring our dogs to NC State,” said Carla Baker. “They go above and beyond.” Waiting for them at the hospital was clinician Kyle Mathews, professor of soft tissue and oncologic surgery. Chancho, 10, was diagnosed
October 7, 2018
Student Voice: An Unforgettable Lesson in Humanity
Alexandru Pop was eagerly awaiting an externship at an animal hospital near the North Carolina coast. Then Hurricane Florence struck.
September 25, 2018
Chayah Memorial Scholarship Recognizes Dedication and Compassion
The scholarship is designed for fourth-year students with a minimum 3.8 GPA who have a commitment to animal rescue or shelter medicine. It fully funds the final year of veterinary school.