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turtle being treated with acupuncture and cold laser therapy

Feb 28, 2022

NC State Veterinary Medicine News and Updates, Feb. 2022

A look at news and unique stories from the College of Veterinary Medicine for Feb. 2022. 

Family with an adopted dog sitting on a bench

Dec 21, 2021

Heart to Heart: Following Treatment at NC State, Dog With Heart Murmur Comes Home to Girl With Same Condition

When it became time to look for a forever home for Kallie, an online pet ad included her heart story so that potential owners would know she might need special care. That's exactly what drew 7-year-old Ali to her new best friend. 

Cardiology coats of excellence

Nov 29, 2021

A New Coat of Excellence in Cardiology from a Close Friend of NC State

When Cindy Clark and Joe Hackley realized that they had never done anything to formally recognize Terri DeFrancesco, a coat of excellence seemed to be the perfect way to do it. 

Randy Ward

Jun 22, 2021

In Memoriam: Randy Ward, 1945-2021

When Randy Ward died June 7, he left an indelible legacy of support and generosity that uplifted those who knew him and elevated the college. 


Apr 20, 2021

Reopen and Regenerate: Exosome-Coated Stent Heals Vascular Injury, Repairs Damaged Tissue

The stent has a “smart-release” trigger that could both prevent reopened blood vessels from narrowing and deliver regenerative stem cell-derived therapy to tissue. 

Heart Cardiac

Mar 10, 2021

Pericardial Injection Effective, Less Invasive Way to Get Regenerative Therapies to Heart

Injecting hydrogels containing stem cell or exosome therapeutics directly into the pericardial cavity could be a more effective means of treating cardiac injury, according to CVM-led research. 


Jan 7, 2021

A Heartfelt Gift for Saving Tuc

Tuc the cat faced an uphill battle, but NC State gave Liz and Dennis Elwell something they desperately needed — hope. 


Jul 9, 2020

CVM Research Shows Chronic Health Impact of Bartonella Strain on Dogs

Ed Breitschwerdt discusses research showing links between Bartonella rochalimae and canine heart infections. 

Professors Bruce Keene, left, and Clarke Atkins

May 28, 2019

The Heart of the Matter

When Clarke Atkins and Bruce Keene joined the faculty of NC State’s College of Veterinary Medicine three decades ago, they had no way of knowing how intertwined their careers would become. They had already worked together at the University of Wisconsin for five years when two positions became available at NC State. “We came here independently of… 

Lady Prunella Knucklesnude von Wrinklebothum the cat

Jan 8, 2018

From Seattle With Love

How did someone who has never visited the CVM or had her pet treated in the NC State Veterinary hospital become a faithful patron of the CVM? It turns out that it’s a matter of the heart...