Teresa DeFrancesco, DVM, DACVIM, DACVECC
Professor, Cardiology and ICU Critical Care
CertificationsDiplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care
Spontaneous Animal Disease ModelsThe vast majority of my research is clinically oriented. The two most recent research foci are understanding feline heartworm disease and delay of progression to heart failure in dogs with degenerative valvular disease.
One for CharlieCharlie began to show signs of a problem that is unfortunately common in Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, mitral valve disease, a degenerative heart condition. In the spring of 2016, Charlie’s cough grew worse...
Veterinary Medicine From the HeartTeresa DeFrancesco arrived at the NC State Veterinary Hospital (VH) in 1992 for her cardiology residency and never left. Known on campus as “Dr. D.” and armed with a frequently deployed infectious laugh, she talks to us about...
Teaming up for NekotNekot 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...
A Chance at a Full Life From a Faraway PlaceLast 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...
NC State University Cardiologist Participates in Canine Heart Health Month Awareness Campaign
March is Canine Heart Health Month and Dr. Teresa DeFrancesco, an associate professor of cardiology at NC State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, is participating in a series of radio and television interviews to help raise awareness that congestive heart failure is one of the leading causes of death in dogs. A goal of the
Morris Animal Foundation Supports CVM Research
Selected researchers at the North Carolina State University’s College Veterinary Medicine (CVM) are recipients of Morris Animal Foundation grants that total more than $1.2 million for investigations aimed at improving the health of dogs, cats, horses, and wildlife. More specifically, Morris Animal Foundation (MAF) is providing $1,212,671 to help support 12 different studies being conducted