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Aug 20, 2021

Varying Immune Cell Levels in Canine Brain Tumors Could Provide Therapeutic Targets

The research, the most extensive examination of immune cell infiltration in canine glioma to date, adds to the body of evidence that these brain tumors might recruit cells that aid in immunosuppression. 

Jim and Alex Davis with Tug

Dec 15, 2020

A Donation That Tugs at the Heartstrings

“We talked about it after we picked up Tug to take him home,” Jim Davis says. “We felt overwhelming relief and wanted to show our deepest heartfelt appreciation." 

Snapping turtle

Nov 19, 2020

Turtle Rescue Team Saves Snapper With Plenty of Backbone

A severed spinal cord is disastrous for people, but not so for some remarkable animal species.  

Zeb Carter and Saint

Jul 28, 2020

Gut Microbiome Study Could Guide New Canine Epilepsy Treatments

Neurology professor Karen Muñana is leading a new three-year study into canine epilepsy, the most common neurological condition in dogs, but one of the least understood. 

Julie Nettifee

Jul 22, 2020

Nettifee Finalist for National Hero Veterinary Nurse Award

In her more than 20 years at NC State, Nettifee’s work has been guided by innate compassion. Now she is one of just five finalists across the country for the 2020 American Humane Hero Veterinary Nurse Award. 

Griffin and Walter Shepherd with a photo of Starla

Jul 21, 2016

Starla’s Lasting Impact

Thanks to the diagnosis and treatment Starla received, Walter says that he, Griffin and Starla were able to have eight more months together before the condition became too much. His contribution might help other pets and their owners... 

NC State University's Dr. Natasha Olby works with a colleage at the University's College of Veterinary Medicine. Photo by Marc Hall/NC State University

Jan 7, 2015

Dog Paralysis Study Suggests Spinal Cord Injuries Require Customized Treatments

Dr. Olby and her team recruited 19 paraplegic dogs for the trial. All of the dogs had suffered similar spinal cord injuries, and all of them had been injured long enough to rule out any hope of unaided recovery... 

NC State woman and disabled dog

Jan 23, 2013

Companion Animals Receive Leading-edge Treatment at NC State’s Neurology Service

If your pet has a neurological problem of any sort, it is recommended that you seek the advice of a neurologist who is certified by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine. A veterinary neurologist is an expert in conditions that affect the nervous system.  The field of veterinary neurology includes both medical neurology and…