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Nov 16, 2007

CVM Researchers Investigate Convenience Food Pathogen

A team of CVM researchers is studying a bacterium that, though commonly found in ready-to-eat foods, can have the highest mortality rate of any food-borne pathogen for individuals with predisposing conditions such as weakened immune systems. The research team includes Drs. Paul Orndorff, Edward Havell, and Jill Barnes and research specialists Patricia Spears and Marion… 

Nov 14, 2007

Randall Terry’s Vision

The College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) has initiated a two-year project to build the Randall B. Terry, Jr. Companion Animal Veterinary Medical Center. When completed in 2011, the 110,000 square-foot “Terry Center” is expected to a national model for excellence in companion animal medicine. The new referral hospital is made possible by a $20 million… 

Oct 30, 2007

Dr. Breen Receives Research Award from AKC Canine Health Foundation

Matthew Breen, Professor of Genomics, is the 2007 recipient of the “Asa Mays, DVM, Excellence in Canine Health Research Award” presented by the American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation (CHF). Named to honor the memory of longtime breeder and veterinarian Dr. Asa Mays, the award recognizes an individual researcher who, according to the CHF board… 

Oct 8, 2007

Buck and Molly

[attribution]Randolph Reid[/attribution] Our Flat Coat Retriever, Buck, was diagnosed with cancer on New Year’s Eve of 1997. At the time I was a homebuilder in the Raleigh area and had just built a home for Dr. Sylvester Price, oncologist at the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Mike Bagley of Clayton Animal Hospital, our local… 

Jun 8, 2007

BJ Rozier

[attribution]In honor of Jim Rozier and in memory of BJ[/attribution] BJ came into our lives in 1999, not long after losing our dog, Butch. Thus, the name BJ – Butch, Jr. He quickly lived up to the name and brought us so much of the joy Butch had brought us many years prior. The runt… 

Jun 8, 2007

Target

[attribution]Jane Thompson[/attribution] He was under a car in a busy parking lot, scared and hungry, about a year old and not neutered yet. Ironic that it was at a Target store since his beautiful tabby pattern, called classic tabby, formed a perfect bull’s eye on each side. We think he was abandoned there, it’s hard… 

Jun 8, 2007

Sunshine Bittner

[attribution]Denise Bittner[/attribution] Sunshine rescued me in July, 2002, three months after my husband, John, had died of pancreatic cancer. She burrowed herself deeply into my heart and soul, giving me such joy, love, and companionship. She moved with me 3200 miles across the country to Idaho in 2005 in the back seat of my car,… 

Jun 8, 2007

Chance

[attribution]Chance and Robin Freeman[/attribution] Only two years old, Chance weighs 1300 pounds and stands taller than me. His size doesn’t matter, though – he is still a baby, my baby, and gives me a kiss every morning when I feed him breakfast and every night when I see him to bed. It’s a special moment… 

May 3, 2007

Equine Health Center at Southern Pines is Focus of WRAL Feature (video)

WRAL-TV reporter Bryan Mims reports on Molly, a client at the EHC-SP. Molly is a brown-eyed girl who weighs half a ton. Her foot was in the tender care of veterinarian Dr. Dick Mansmann on Tuesday as she recovers from a severe hoof infection. "A month ago, quite honestly, I thought we’d have to put… 

Apr 16, 2007

CVM cancer researcher offers leadership in creating canine oncology consortium

Veterinary and medical researchers, supported by the mapping of the canine genome, are advancing our knowledge of how various cancers develop and progress in dogs and what these disease mechanisms may mean for humans. A little more than a year after researchers sequenced the canine genome, Matthew Breen, associate professor of genomics, is helping to…