April 19, 2017
One for Charlie
Charlie began to show signs of a problem that is unfortunately common in Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, mitral valve disease, a degenerative heart condition. In the spring of 2016, Charlie’s cough grew worse...
January 30, 2017
Veterinary Medicine From the Heart
Teresa DeFrancesco arrived at the NC State Veterinary Hospital (VH) in 1992 for her cardiology residency and never left. Known on campus as “Dr. D.” and armed with a frequently deployed infectious laugh, she talks to us about...
December 12, 2016
Teaming up for Nekot
Nekot is a Staffordshire terrier who came to the NC State Veterinary Hospital when he was 7 months old with a serious heart problem. In fact, when Nekot first came to NC State, it was to the hospital’s emergency room...
October 31, 2016
A Chance at a Full Life From a Faraway Place
Last month, in Lima, Peru, Fernando (Fern) was referred to veterinary cardiologist Ricardo Martinez for evaluation of a heart murmur. The optimal treatment is a balloon valvuloplasty. The hitch: The procedure is not available in Peru...
March 18, 2013
NC State University Cardiologist Participates in Canine Heart Health Month Awareness Campaign
March is Canine Heart Health Month and Dr. Teresa DeFrancesco, an associate professor of cardiology at NC State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, is participating in a series of radio and television interviews to help raise awareness that congestive heart failure is one of the leading causes of death in dogs. A goal of the
December 9, 2009
Morris Animal Foundation Supports CVM Research
Selected researchers at the North Carolina State University’s College Veterinary Medicine (CVM) are recipients of Morris Animal Foundation grants that total more than $1.2 million for investigations aimed at improving the health of dogs, cats, horses, and wildlife. More specifically, Morris Animal Foundation (MAF) is providing $1,212,671 to help support 12 different studies being conducted