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Rocky, a 6-year-old Bullmastiff, with owner Matt Sizemore

Nov 6, 2017

Courageous Canine Fights Cancer

The Bullmastiff is an imposing breed. Developed by 19th-century English gamekeepers to stand guard over country estates and typically weighing between 110 to 130 pounds, they give any intruder second thoughts. However, as everyone knows, looks can be deceiving. Bullmastiffs are also notably quiet, mild-mannered and, if properly socialized, affectionate, gentle and calm. That is… 

Bernice the cat

Oct 10, 2017

Cat With Rare Cancer Gets a Helping Hand

With a love for attention and overflowing with affection, Bernice the cat took to her new family — and even strangers — immediately after being adopted at the age of 4. But soon, the domestic shorthair would become something of a medical puzzle, eventually decoded by the skilled clinicians at the NC State Veterinary Hospital. It… 

Dexter with owner Sean

Sep 13, 2017

More Time for Dexter

Sean New is a busy young man with a job that keeps him hopping, a fiance named Hira and a lively adopted Jack Russell terrier named Dexter. Dexter is the most recent addition to this happy family, but now that they’re together they’re inseparable. When the News were living in Mebane, they talked about getting… 

Lucky the dog

Aug 1, 2017

One Lucky Dog

Life in Lucky’s world was fine until he developed lameness in his right hind leg. Initial examinations by private veterinarians indicated a possible osteosarcoma: bone cancer... 

Oscar the parrot has developed squamous cell carcinoma

May 17, 2017

An Oscar-worthy Performance

Those closest to him would normally look forward to many more years of the pleasure of his company. But all of that comes into question with a diagnosis of cancer... 

Kaleb the bearded dragon

Jan 18, 2017

What Can You Learn from a Bearded Dragon?

When Tara Harrison, an assistant professor and a clinician, first saw Kaleb, he was suffering from an undifferentiated sarcoma, a type of cancer that typically affects bones and connective... 

Pet rabbit prepares to receive radiation oncology treatment. Photo by Nathan Latil/NC State Veterinary Medicine

Jul 11, 2016

NC State CVM Receives $350,000 Cancer Treatment Grant From the Petco Foundation

Covered species include birds, fish, reptiles and small mammals, such as guinea pigs and rabbits...