December 17, 2019
Good for Science — and Sahara the Bearded Dragon, Too
When Kimberly Tillapaugh's beloved bearded dragon, Sahara, was diagnosed with leukemia, the NC State Veterinary Hospital, with help from the Petco Foundation and the Blue Buffalo Cancer Treatment Fund, made treatment a reality.
July 22, 2019
Exceptional Care for an Endlessly Supportive Friend
Sarah Blume and Amelia are more than owner and pet. They need each other. Thanks to some timely advice from Jackie Murphy, a medical oncology intern at the NC State Veterinary Hospital, Blume and Amelia’s mutual support system is getting much-needed reinforcement from caring partners teaming with world-class clinicians. Amelia, a 5-year-old Labrador retriever mix,
May 13, 2019
Helping Families Weather the Storm
Pat and Almira Dallas moved to Oriental, N.C., to live simply, be by the water and go sailing. Dogs have always been a big part of their lives, so when they moved from Winston-Salem in 1988, they made sure that life on the coast would include space for canine companions. Pat sold his custom fireplace
April 23, 2019
For Jack the Cat, Happiness at Last
Jack was cranky the February morning he was brought to the NC State Veterinary Hospital, but that was nothing new. When Kirstin Smith first saw Jack, he was cranky then, too. Smith, who moved to North Carolina in 2013 from New Jersey, found him in her home state. Smith, who ran a rodent rescue in
November 6, 2017
Courageous Canine Fights Cancer
The Bullmastiff is an imposing breed. Developed by 19th-century English gamekeepers to stand guard over country estates and typically weighing between 110 to 130 pounds, they give any intruder second thoughts. However, as everyone knows, looks can be deceiving. Bullmastiffs are also notably quiet, mild-mannered and, if properly socialized, affectionate, gentle and calm. That is
August 1, 2017
One Lucky Dog
Life in Lucky’s world was fine until he developed lameness in his right hind leg. Initial examinations by private veterinarians indicated a possible osteosarcoma: bone cancer...
June 13, 2017
Extraordinary Purpose: Taking the Fear Out of Cancer
Joanne Intile, who recently joined the CVM as clinical assistant professor, talked to us about her interesting road to specializing in oncology, her passion for writing about veterinary medicine and more...