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Teresa DeFrancesco, DVM, DACVIM, DACVECC

Professor, Cardiology and ICU Critical Care

Contact:

teresa_defrancesco@ncsu.edu
Office: 919.513.6495

Dr. DeFrancesco earned her DVM degree from Cornell University and is board certified in Cardiology and Emergency/Critical Care Medicine. She has worked at NC State Veterinary Hospital since 1992 when she started her cardiology residency with Drs. Keene and Atkins. Dr. “D”, as most know her, has received numerous teaching and clinical service awards over the years. When not in the clinics, Dr. D enjoys spending time with her family. She is married and has two adorable children. She is fluent in Spanish and a loyal servant to her dogs, Buddy and Daisy. She loves to unwind in a weekly Yoga class and by walking the dogs, bird watching, reading, cooking and traveling.
Certifications
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care
Spontaneous Animal Disease Models
The 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.

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