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Oath magazine

Oct 11, 2017

The Oath: Fall/Winter Edition 2017

Fighting cancer is a big part of what we do every day at the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine, from the development of therapies through research studies and clinical trials to treatment through the Veterinary Hospital’s state-of-the-art oncology service. Thanks to grants from the Petco Foundation, we are able to treat even more companion animals… 

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… 

Brenda Stevens

Sep 25, 2017

News and updates, September 2017

Faculty and Staff John Barnes inducted into the American Association of Avian Pathologists hall of honor. Santosh Mishra’s research could spell relief for those with chronic skin conditions. Brenda Stevens named president-elect of the North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association. Mini guts: Tiny cellular worlds, big medical breakthrough in treating colic from the… 

memorial photo with candle

Sep 18, 2017

Honoring the Human-Animal Bond

Providing compassionate care is an essential part of veterinary medicine, and it comes with some unique complications. In addition to caring for sick or injured animal patients, there is the element of caring for their loving human companions. In the course of practicing medicine, veterinarians become intimately familiar with the realities of the human-animal bond.… 

close up of horse's eye

Sep 15, 2017

CVM Seeing High Number of Equine Fungal Eye Infections

The NC State Veterinary Hospital’s equine ophthalmology service reports treating an  increased number of horses with eye infections caused by fungi. Fungal keratitis can develop after an injury to the cornea. It is common in horses, but the high frequency of cases seen during the past few weeks is unusual, said Brian Gilger, CVM professor of… 

microscopic view of cell

Sep 11, 2017

Tiny Cellular Worlds, Big Medical Breakthrough

They’re called “mini guts,” and they are a leap forward in the study and prevention of devastating intestinal diseases in horses. Researchers at the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine have successfully isolated and recreated the innermost layer of a horse’s intestine using stem cells. All the intricate nooks and crannies of intestinal cells can be… 

hurricane Irma

Sep 7, 2017

Hurricane Irma Preparedness: Tips for Animal Owners

A state of emergency has been declared for all of North Carolina as the powerful Category 5 Hurricane Irma barrels toward Florida with a projected path up the East Coast. People are encouraged to remain vigilant and monitor the shifting track of the hurricane, which has maximum sustained winds of up to 180 miles per… 

worker pets dog

Aug 30, 2017

Hurricane Update: How to Help Animals in Need

As disaster response efforts continue for areas affected by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma relief efforts are still underway for animals impacted by the storm. There are several ways you can help. The American Veterinary Medical Association assists veterinarians aiding disaster relief and works directly with government agencies to get timely and important information to those… 

David Dorman

Aug 28, 2017

News and updates, August 2017

Highlights cover key events; faculty, staff, and student accomplishments; and other CVM news... 

alert icon over horse photo

Aug 24, 2017

Equine Infectious Anemia Case Confirmed in North Carolina

A mule in Johnston County has tested positive for equine infectious anemia, according to a release from the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. It is the first documented case in the state since 2005. The North Carolina Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory discovered the infection after a routine blood test. The case was confirmed…