May 17, 2018
More Education About Pet Toxins Needed, Study Finds
An online survey asked participants to identify potential animal toxicants on a list of 25 common household items, including plants, foods and over-the-counter medications. Fifteen of the listed items were toxic to pets; the remainder were not...
May 14, 2018
New Equine Cancer Therapy Successfully Treats Common Tumors
Electrochemotherapy, or ECT, enhances traditional chemotherapy injection into cancerous tumors by using short electric pulses, tremendously increasing cancer cells...
May 8, 2018
A New Way Forward for Ellen
When Kayla Wingard comes home from work, Ellen jumps up to greet her. “She’s sweet, like a little puppy,” said Wingard. But Ellen is decidedly not a puppy. She is a brown rat, one of two that Wingard adopted when she was working for the Discovery Place Science Museum in Charlotte. Ellen, along with her
April 25, 2018
What the Nose Knows
A team of researchers at NC State put the olfactory prowess of dogs to a new test – whether dogs can reliably detect certain forms of cancer...
April 24, 2018
News and updates, April 2018
New master’s program between the CVM and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Gillings School of Public Health offers global health focus for veterinary students. https://goo.gl/UJNyGu WRAL interviews Ph.D. student Tyler Allen about his cancer research and Forbes 30 Under 30 recognition. https://goo.gl/RZ3p6K Team of first-year CVM students take home first place in
April 22, 2018
NC State Clinicians Testing New Treatment for Severe Bleeding
To be eligible for the trial, dogs must arrive at the veterinary hospital within 24 hours after experiencing bleeding from a severe injury or rupture of tumors in the abdominal cavity...
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 28, 2018
Spring 2018 The Oath Magazine
Every day the CVM celebrates innovation, determination and courage. The stories in the latest edition of the Oath reflect that spirit. There’s the groundbreaking cancer research of student Tyler Allen and striking portraits of cancer survivors. There’s the tenacity of our equine surgeons, the power of veterinary scholarships and a unique approach to teaching communication skills. As