January 8, 2020
When Being on Trial is Good
Mick, a 4-year-old Rottweiler, responds well to the treatment of his osteosarcoma through a medical oncology clinical trial.
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.
November 18, 2019
Cat Fights Nasal Cancer, Receives Help From a Few Friends
After Jones the cat was diagnosed with nasal lymphoma at the NC State Veterinary Hospital, antibiotics and steroids weren’t going to be enough. Sometimes, even a fighter like Jones needs a little help.
November 4, 2019
Keep Calm and Terrier On
Kristi Thompson says that, Nala, her 12-year-old terrier mix, is her rock. “Nala’s been there for me through so much,” Thompson said. “She’s my best friend, my confidant, my shadow. Her gentle energy keeps me grounded and sane through all of life’s ups and downs.” There have been a few of those ups and downs
October 28, 2019
Helping Kayda Catch the Bad Guys Again
Kayda Petersen is a valued member of the police department in Surf City, N.C. She proudly displays her police badge just below her throat, where it shines brightly from her collar. Kayda is part of the two-member Surf City K-9 patrol — she’s the canine member. The human member is also her owner, Cpl. Eric Petersen.
September 24, 2019
A Big Break for Little Bo
One look at Bo, a tiny ball of white fur with two soft dark eyes and a bit of pink tongue peeking out, and it’s easy to understand Ashley White’s devotion to him. And it’s easy to understand why discovering his serious illness was particularly gut-wrenching. The 10-year-old Maltese is sweet enough to soften the
September 9, 2019
Improving the Odds for a Cat Named Otter
When Caramel, a cat owned by Melissa Tran and her boyfriend, Jeremy Mey, had a litter of eight kittens in 2010, things didn’t go smoothly. It was a difficult delivery, with some of the kittens being stillborn. Tran thought that one of the tiny survivors, a female, seemed to resemble an otter as she lay
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,
June 5, 2019
Keeping Time with Zeevy
Zeevy is an 11-year-old rescue dog described by her owner, Sharon Davis, as sweet, smart and empathetic. When asked about the origin of Zeevy’s name, Davis replies that she was named after the late quirky rock musician Warren Zevon. Davis is a musician herself, a veteran of several rock bands, as well as being a
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