April 7, 2021
Grateful Couple Honors 6 at NC State Veterinary Hospital with Coats of Excellence
Kelly and Charlie Warner chose to recognize not one, not two, but six members of the hospital team that worked to prolong the time with their beloved Emma Rae.
October 21, 2020
Saving the Irreplaceable Rowdy
When the Staffordshire terrier developed a fast-growing cancerous tumor on the upper part of his left shoulder, his owner feared that she might be losing her beloved friend. Thanks to expert treatment and assistance from a special fund, things are looking up.
February 12, 2020
New to the CVM Family: Meet Colleen Vargas
Colleen Vargas is a veterinary technician at the NC State Veterinary Hospital's Radiation Oncology Service.
November 11, 2019
The Gift of Feeling Normal
Sandy Kirk came to the NC State Veterinary Hospital with a medical emergency when her 12-year-old mixed-breed dog, Maggie, needed help. It was an experience that stirred her to action.
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 28, 2019
CVM Study Explores New Way to Treat Rare Canine Cancer
Stereotactic radiation therapy is a powerful tool in the NC State Veterinary Hospital’s arsenal, attacking cancerous tumors of the brain, spine and those that can reach the heart, all while still protecting normal tissue. Conventional radiation therapy is typically used over many weeks. SRT can often be conducted during just a handful of hospital visits.
June 11, 2019
Finding a Better Way for Zora
Dick Johnson can succinctly yet poignantly sum up how he and wife, Donna, feel about the treatment their dog, Zora, received at the NC State Veterinary Hospital: “We got three years instead of six months.” Zora’s intelligent, piercing gaze now looks down upon the waiting room in the hospital’s radiation oncology service. The Portraits of
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
March 19, 2019
Tears of Gratitude
Viki Bardossy and Tom Pillsbury are dedicated cat people. The license plate on Bardossy’s car identifies her as “Cat Woman.” They also have a preference for adopting rescue cats and for the snowshoe Siamese breed. They currently own two snowshoes: Diamond, a male they adopted 12 years ago and a 14-year-old female named Brielle, adopted