March 24, 2019
Neurology Resident Honored for Compassionate Care
Art Aikin remembers his 6-year-old chocolate Labrador retriever, Cooper, as the most unusual of the five hunting dogs he has owned. The two spent many hours together hunting ducks and geese, and they stayed together back in town, too. “He was trained to hunt, and he was all business until it was cocktail hour, and
November 12, 2018
Grateful Clients Award Anesthesia Team
Coat of Excellence
Winston was scheduled for a CT scan, generally a routine procedure that includes anesthesia. At first everything seemed normal. About five minutes in, the anesthesia team noticed that Winston’s heart rate began to slow...
June 27, 2018
Oscar Fletcher Retires, Ending an Era at NC State
It was during Oscar Fletcher's time as Dean that the CVM became a part of NC State’s Centennial Campus and that a landmark gift from Randall B. Terry transformed the campus, creating the enviable Randall B. Terry, Jr. Companion Animal Veterinary Medical Center...
June 11, 2018
Horse Farm Owner Honors Two NC State Equine Clinicians
Annie Eldridge puts her heart and soul into Settlers’ Run, her horse farm in Vass, N.C., and it means a lot to her when others care of her horses as much as she does. So when she found kindred spirits at the NC State Veterinary Hospital, she did something special. Last month, Eldridge presented Rich
June 6, 2018
At NC State Veterinary Hospital’s Blood Bank, Life-Savers in Reserve
Not long after 12-year-old springer spaniel Gracie nearly bled to death, she met one of the dogs who saved her life...
April 18, 2018
Bearded Dragon Offers Insight Into
Sometimes reading the articles on the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine website pays off in unexpected ways. That’s what happened to the Weiher-Getty family of Durham, the owners of an especially laid-back 6-year-old bearded dragon named Citrus, also affectionately known as “Ditty.” Five years ago, 9-year-old Deanna Weiher-Getty was involved in an informal pet share
April 10, 2018
Courageous Guinea Pig Fights Cancer
There’s no question who the alpha is in Neil Horman’s family. It’s Muffin, the family’s 5-year-old guinea pig who shares a pen with her adoptive sister, Bunny, and keeps her in line. Muffin also manages to let her humans know what she wants and where she wants it. When she reached a certain age, she
April 2, 2018
A New Treatment Approach for Jenna
Jenna is a friendly 9-year-old mixed breed dog who helps her owner, Paul Rosenberg, run a small business, in Chapel Hill. Every day, she’s with Rosenberg in their shop, playing a key role in maintaining good customer relations — through tail wags and enthusiasm. After more than eight years on the job, though, Jenna began
March 16, 2018
A Once-Neglected Stray Receives an Unforgettable Memorial
She was dangerously thin, fleeing in fear at even the sound of a falling leaf. The leather collar around her neck was so tight it was clear she had grown out of it some time ago. Vicki Webb first spotted the reddish-blond Labrador-shepherd mix stray when she began stealing cat food from bowls in the
March 7, 2018
A Study in Gratitude
Everyone who meets Bella the Labrador retriever describes her as always sweet. Her owner, Valerie Maitre of Wilmington, would add another description: always hungry. So it was alarming two years ago when Bella’s appetite suddenly wasn’t as robust as it always had been. Her energy level waned; she just wasn’t herself. Then it got worse.