CVM Study to Use Innovative Cancer Detection Tool, Seeks Participants
A clinical study launching at the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine is targeting a common canine cancer that is difficult to treat. The CADET BRAF, the world’s first liquid biopsy to detect cancer in dogs, was developed in the lab of Matthew Breen, CVM professor of genomics and the Oscar J. Fletcher Distinguished Professor of Comparative Oncology Genetics.
New to the CVM Family: Meet Niki Theobald
A love of animals has guided Colorado native Niki Theobald through a career including roles at wolf rescue, at zoos and at the Duke Lemur Center. Now Theobald has joined the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine as the director of development for the North Carolina Veterinary Medical Foundation, where she'll work with major donors to secure support for ongoing research, educational opportunities and cutting-edge patient care.
Like Son, Like Father
Inspired by his son Lewis' bequest to benefit NC State's Apiculture Science Fund, College of Engineering alumnus Jim Cauble decided to create a scholarship fund through his own planned gift. His gift will also support areas of interest to his children, making philanthropy a Cauble family tradition.
A Sharp Vision for Veterinary Ophthalmology
An advanced ocular imaging system coming to the NC State Veterinary Hospital strengthens the ophthalmology service’s unmatched treatment capabilities and commitment to personalized care -- while helping clinicians gather detail information about patients who cannot speak for themselves. Private support of the hospital's ophthalmology services helps fund upgrades to equipment.
Grateful Clients Award Anesthesia Team Coat of Excellence
When Winston, an 11-year-old Airedale, went into cardiac arrest during a CT scan, Lysa Posner, professor of anesthesiology at the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine, took charge. Winston's owners, Crystal and David Steffan, have recognized Posner's extraordinary efforts with a Coat of Excellence gift -- and the 22 members of the anesthesiology team have matching blue shirts with the inscription, "Winston’s Team Anesthesia."
Goodnight Spotlight: Loren Johnson
Zoology major and Clayton native Loren Johnson embraces new experiences each day as a part of the Goodnight Scholars Program. She plans to enroll in the College of Veterinary Medicine after earning her bachelor's degree.
Aid for Aging Pets
Dr. Kady Gjessing is dedicated to treating aging pets with dignity. The 1994 graduate of the College of Veterinary Medicine -- and a generous donor who established the endowed Dr. Kady M. Gjessing and Rahna M. Davidson Distinguished Chair in Gerontology at CVM -- was among 17 NC State alumni honored with College Distinguished Alumni Awards at the annual Evening of the Stars Gala on Nov. 1.
After Highway Fall, an Extraordinary Recovery
When Pamela Johnson's horse Colby suffered a fall last spring, care from the team at the College of Veterinary Medicine ensured his full recovery. Johnson has expressed her gratitude in several ways, including donations supporting Lauren Schnabel’s research, the equine orthopedic service and the Gallop of Honor program.
The Extra Mile: Mathews Honored for Extraordinary Care
Todd and Carla Baker recently presented Kyle Mathews, professor of soft tissue and oncologic surgery, with a Coat of Excellence for going the extra mile in his treatment of their English bulldog, Chancho. The Bakers' gift to the North Carolina Veterinary Medical Foundation honors extraordinary veterinarians, but also helps fund the extraordinary care animals receive every day at NC State.
An Unforgettable Lesson in Humanity
Alexandru Pop was eagerly awaiting an externship at an animal hospital near the North Carolina coast when Hurricane Florence struck. As he helped with relief efforts for animals impacted by the storm, Pop developed a broader view of the power of veterinary medicine. CVM's Disaster Relief Fund will continue to help animals that have been rescued and sheltered.