Finding a Better Way for Zora
Dick and Donna Johnson came to NC State Veterinary Hospital after their dog Zora was diagnosed with cancer. Zora's NC State medical team, led by Tracy Gieger and Michael Nolan, came up with a treatment plan that allowed the family to enjoy more time with her. To show their appreciation, the Johnsons have made a gift to the College of Veterinary Medicine’s Radiation Oncology Research Fund, which supports work to advance the science of cancer treatment.
New to the CVM Family: Meet Deidre Bruce
Deidre Bruce loves to work with people who care, and she'll be doing plenty of that in her new role as director of development for NC State's College of Veterinary Medicine. She'll work to seek and raise support for the college and interact with faculty, staff and students.
Keeping Time with Zeevy
Zeevy is an 11-year-old rescue dog who has been described as a "lifesaver" by his owner Sharon Davis because of the companionship he has offered in the wake of Davis' traumatic brain injury. When Zeevy faced a malignant tumor, his owner brought him to NC State Veterinary Hospital, where support from the Petco Foundation and Blue Buffalo Cancer Treatment Fund helped defray the cost of treatment.
Business Icon Wordsworth Supports NC State Veterinary Medicine
Influential businessman and NC State alumnus Jerry Wordsworth has made a substantial, unrestricted gift to the College of Veterinary Medicine. Wordsworth, who recently brought his dog Rover to CVM for extraordinary care, hopes his gift will inspire others to join him in supporting North Carolina's educational institutions.
Extraordinary Care, Extraordinary Appreciation
The extraordinary emergency care their horse Max received, as well as the cutting-edge work of the Intestinal Regenerative Medicine laboratory of assistant professor Liara Gonzales, inspired Mike and Mary Jo Matthies to make a bequest supporting equine research and equine medicine scholarships at NC State's College of Veterinary Medicine.
Helping Families Weather the Storm
After Pat and Almira Dallas' home was badly damaged during Hurricane Florence, they were faced with their dog T-Bone's cancer diagnosis. Fortunately, thanks to generosity from the Petco Foundation and Blue Buffalo — and the expert team at NC State Veterinary Hospital — the Dallases can focus on getting the best possible care for T-Bone, rather than the cost.
The Heart of the Matter
Professors Clarke Atkins and Bruce Keene came to NC State from the University of Wisconsin 30 years ago. Thanks to the Jane Lewis Seaks Distinguished Professorship in Companion Animal Medicine, their careers and research in the College of Veterinary Medicine’s Cardiology Service have remained linked.
For Jack the Cat, Happiness at Last
It took time for Jack the cat to adjust to living with Kirstin Smith after he was rescued, and then he hit another setback: an oral tumor. Thanks to generous support from the Petco Foundation and Blue Buffalo, Smith could focus on getting Jack the best possible care rather than on its cost, and now he's thriving.
Her Dog Changed Lives. Now it’s Mary Jo Pringle’s Turn
Mary Jo Pringle has always had a special relationship with animals, including Blarney, a golden retriever named after the famed stone in Ireland. Since Blarney's death in 2010, Pringle has become a major donor to NC State's College of Veterinary Medicine, establishing a pair of planned gifts that will endow a research fund and chair in comparative pain research.
Resident Who Never Gave Up Receives Coat of Excellence
Emily and John Honeycutt have honored Nanelle Barash with a Coat of Excellence for her unwavering commitment to helping their hound mix, Georgia, recover from an infection. The Coat of Excellence is a special way for NC State Veterinary Hospital clients to recognize an impactful faculty clinician, intern, resident or staff member, and it includes a donation in support of veterinary hospital services.