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Dr. Mike Nolan shares some of his radiation oncology knowledge with Briana Horne-Reid, a second-year DVM student at NC State, and Savannah S. Simon, a second-year veterinary student at Tuskegee University in Alabama.

Jun 13, 2023

Immersive Oncology: NC State Hopes New Clinical Experience Broadens Understanding, Horizons

The NC State College of Veterinary Medicine has launched a new program designed to help first- and second-year veterinary students from universities across the country explore important medical specialties they could pursue as careers. 

Alvin the goat

Oct 27, 2021

‘A Miracle Goat’: Groundbreaking Cancer Treatment Holds Promise for Alvin

When Alvin comes to the NC State Veterinary Hospital for treatment of a recurring thymoma — a cancer of the thymus gland — his twin brother, Ivy, provides moral support. 

Phife Williams Petco

Sep 14, 2021

After Finding a Throat Tumor, Special Fund Means More Life for Phife

With help from Petco Love and the Blue Buffalo Cancer Treatment Fund, Phife will have much more time with the family he grew up with. 

Emma Warner Coats of Excellence

Apr 7, 2021

Grateful Couple Honors 6 at NC State Veterinary Hospital with Coats of Excellence

Kelly and Charlie Warner chose to recognize not one, not two, but six members of the hospital team that worked to prolong the time with their beloved Emma Rae. 

Radiation Oncology Service Tracy Gieger

Oct 21, 2020

Saving the Irreplaceable Rowdy

When the Staffordshire terrier developed a fast-growing cancerous tumor on the upper part of his left shoulder, his owner feared that she might be losing her beloved friend. Thanks to expert treatment and assistance from a special fund, things are looking up. 

Veterinary Technician Colleen Vargas preps a patient for an appointment

Feb 12, 2020

New to the CVM Family: Meet Colleen Vargas

Colleen Vargas is a veterinary technician at the NC State Veterinary Hospital's Radiation Oncology Service. 

woman sitting on bench

Nov 11, 2019

The Gift of Feeling Normal

Sandy Kirk came to the NC State Veterinary Hospital with a medical emergency when her 12-year-old mixed-breed dog, Maggie, needed help. It was an experience that stirred her to action. 

Roger White, Ashley White's father, with Bo

Sep 24, 2019

A Big Break for Little Bo

One look at Bo, a tiny ball of white fur with two soft dark eyes and a bit of pink tongue peeking out, and it’s easy to understand Ashley White’s devotion to him. And it’s easy to understand why discovering his serious illness was particularly gut-wrenching. The 10-year-old Maltese is sweet enough to soften the… 

Otter the cat with owners

Sep 9, 2019

Improving the Odds for a Cat Named Otter

When Caramel, a cat owned by Melissa Tran and her boyfriend, Jeremy Mey, had a litter of eight kittens in 2010, things didn’t go smoothly. It was a difficult delivery, with some of the kittens being stillborn. Tran thought that one of the tiny survivors, a female, seemed to resemble an otter as she lay… 

old dog lounges

Jul 28, 2019

CVM Study Explores New Way to Treat Rare Canine Cancer

Stereotactic radiation therapy is a powerful tool in the NC State Veterinary Hospital’s arsenal, attacking cancerous tumors of the brain, spine and those that can reach the heart, all while still protecting normal tissue. Conventional radiation therapy is typically used over many weeks. SRT can often be conducted during just a handful of hospital visits. New…