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Teresa DeFrancesco


Terry Companion Vet Med Center 2565


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 children. She is fluent in Spanish and a loyal servant to her dog, Miss Daisy. She loves to unwind playing tennis, practicing yoga, walking the dog, reading, cooking and traveling.


Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care


DVM Cornell University

BS Florida International University

Area(s) of Expertise

The vast majority of my research is clinically oriented, specifically improving the diagnosis and treatment of heart failure in dogs and cats, use of thoracic point-of-care ultrasound in emergency settings, and cardiac emergency management.


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