News and Updates, july 2019

Faculty and Staff

  • University Housekeeping employee Benita Womack, who has worked at the CVM for 23 years, strives for perfection in all she does.
  • International partnerships strengthen the CVM’s global health program and help “build a better, healthier society,” says Sid Thakur.
  • 30 years ago, the CVM changed the way zoological medicine was practiced and taught. Today, we remain an unmatched force in the field.
  • Rhinos continue to be poached for their horns at alarming rates. Groundbreaking anatomical research in South Africa from Mat Gerard, Anthony Blikslager and students Dina Ibrahim, Haley Dodson and Kelsie Dougherty, will help many survive.<li>
  • The World Small Animal Veterinary Association launches a scholarship for those dedicated to veterinary pain management, says Duncan Lascelles.
  • “When I went to college I started to major in engineering, but I just found statistics more fun”: Meet James Robertson, the CVM’s new biostatistician.
  • A study led by Laurianne Van Landeghem could lead to new ways to treat colon cancer.
  • When a 6-week-old rescued kitten was brought to the hospital, she had severe trauma to her hind legs. Thanks to our orthopedic surgery team, she can walk again. And she has a new home.
  • A new CVM study led by April Kedrowicz shows the positive results of team training DVM students during surgery.
  • Megan Jacob talks with JAVMA about health risks associated with imported dogs.
  • A study led by Matthew Breen and Claire Wiley will explore how dogs may hold the key to fighting human bladder cancer.

In the Spotlight

Here’s a few of our tips on making Thanksgiving happy and healthy for pets.

Alumni and Students

  • Pathology residents Amy DiDomenico, Elizabeth Alloway and Megan Schreeg receive Young Investigator Awards from the American Society of Veterinary Clinical Pathology and the American College of Veterinary Pathologists.
  • Ophthalmology resident Annie Oh receives the Best Clinical Manuscript Award at the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists Conference.

Donors and Support

  • Ke Cheng named the Randall B. Terry Distinguished Professor in Regenerative Medicine, the result of an endowed professorship created from a $1 million donation from the R.N. Terry Charitable Foundation and $500,000 from the college’s Distinguished Professors Endowment Trust Fund.
  • Clinicians prepping terrier mix Nala for colorectal cancer surgery found a separate mass on her liver. Thanks to help from the Petco Foundation and the Blue Buffalo Cancer Treatment Fund, she’s back to playing with her favorite duck stuffed animal again.
  • To Sandy Kirk, a bench isn’t just a bench when you’re waiting and worrying at the hospital. “I wanted to give someone who was going through what I was going through five minutes of normal, just sitting quietly,” she says.
  • When diagnosed with nasal lymphoma, even a fighter like Jones the cat needs a little help, especially from Petco and Blue Buffalo.
  • When Surf City K-9 Kayda was diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma, Petco and Blue Buffalo stepped in to help make treatment possible.