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Teresa DeFrancesco

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. 

memorial bricks

Apr 19, 2017

One for Charlie

Charlie began to show signs of a problem that is unfortunately common in Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, mitral valve disease, a degenerative heart condition. In the spring of 2016, Charlie’s cough grew worse... 

Terri DeFrancesco with puppy patient

Jan 30, 2017

Veterinary Medicine From the Heart

Teresa DeFrancesco arrived at the NC State Veterinary Hospital (VH) in 1992 for her cardiology residency and never left. Known on campus as “Dr. D.” and armed with a frequently deployed infectious laugh, she talks to us about... 

vet petting dog

Dec 12, 2016

Teaming up for Nekot

Nekot is a Staffordshire terrier who came to the NC State Veterinary Hospital when he was 7 months old with a serious heart problem. In fact, when Nekot first came to NC State, it was to the hospital’s emergency room... 

Fernando, the Peruvian French Bulldog

Oct 31, 2016

A Chance at a Full Life From a Faraway Place

Last month, in Lima, Peru, Fernando (Fern) was referred to veterinary cardiologist Ricardo Martinez for evaluation of a heart murmur. The optimal treatment is a balloon valvuloplasty. The hitch: The procedure is not available in Peru... 

Mar 18, 2013

NC State University Cardiologist Participates in Canine Heart Health Month Awareness Campaign

March is Canine Heart Health Month and Dr. Teresa DeFrancesco, an associate professor of cardiology at NC State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, is participating in a series of radio and television interviews to help raise awareness that congestive heart failure is one of the leading causes of death in dogs. A goal of the public… 

Dec 9, 2009

Morris Animal Foundation Supports CVM Research

Selected researchers at the North Carolina State University’s College Veterinary Medicine (CVM) are recipients of Morris Animal Foundation grants that total more than $1.2 million for investigations aimed at improving the health of dogs, cats, horses, and wildlife. More specifically, Morris Animal Foundation (MAF) is providing $1,212,671 to help support 12 different studies being conducted…