News and Updates, June 2017

Faculty and Staff

  • An ophthalmology/radiation oncology collaboration at the Veterinary Hospital saved the sight of Otto the miniature schnauzer.
  • NC State and UNC-Chapel Hill’s joint department of biomedical engineering joined forces with the CVM’s Ke Cheng to advance heart tissue repair research.
  • A look at the CVM’s equine primary care course led by Katie Sheats.
  • Ed Breitschwerdt discusses the very active tick season in North Carolina with WNCN.
  • Plasmapheresis, offered at the Veterinary Hospital, is a potentially life-saving approach to veterinary immunotherapy.
  • Denis Marcellin-Little sorts the facts from the fiction about canine osteoarthritis.
  • Joanne Intile, the CVM’s new clinical assistant professor of medical oncology at the Veterinary Hospital, aims to take the fear out of cancer.
  • The Rocky Mountain PBS documentary “The Answer to Cancer Might be Walking Beside Us,” featuring Matthew Breen, is now available to view nationwide.
  • Brenda Stevens and alum Sandra Strong talk to the News and Observer about the canine flu outbreak.
  • Veterinary medicine’s masked heroes: Spend a day with the soft tissue and oncologic surgery service.
  • Matthew Breen featured in editorial on canine biomedical research.
  • Jody Gookin awarded feline health research grant to explore treatments with probiotics.
  • Duke pediatric cardiologist Piers Barker, also an adjunct professor of cardiology at the CVM, talks with WRAL about therapy dogs helping pediatric heart patients.

Alumni and Students

  • The Class of 2017’s oath and hooding ceremony in pictures.
  • Victoria Shorter, Class of 2017, joins veterinary staff at the Chatham Animal Clinic.
  • Stephen Galloway, Class of 1996, receives the Distinguished Service Award from the Tennessee Veterinary Medical Association. Galloway owns Animal Care Hospital in Oakland, Tenn.


Donors and Support

  • Terry Seaks comforts friends who have lost beloved pets by sponsoring bricks in their honor on campus. But that’s not all.