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Sep 5, 2023

Podcast: Crowdfunding and the Turtle Rescue Team

On the Season 3 premiere of the NC State Philanthropy Podcast, we’re joined by Niki Theobald, director of development for the North Carolina Veterinary Medical Foundation, to discuss crowdfunding and its impact on the College of Veterinary Medicine — specifically, its Turtle Rescue Team. 

Bento poses with his owners, Jamie Caknipe and Kelly Gordon, during a visit to the NC State Veterinary Hospital.

Aug 29, 2023

Cancer Fund Helps Bento the Cat Pack In More Time With Family

Life-changing funding from Petco Love and the Blue Buffalo Pet Cancer Treatment Fund helped Bento survive a rare cancer and veterinarians learn more about his unusual condition. 

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Aug 22, 2023

On the Path to Success

No matter what area — or areas — of NC State you support, your generosity makes a big difference throughout our campus. Our students graduate into successful careers, our faculty drive game-changing research and our programs build valuable connections, expanding our reach and your impact far beyond Raleigh. This past academic year, 36,159 donors joined us on a path to a bolder, brighter future. Learn more about how donor support is powering the extraordinary in a new school year. 

Natasha Olby with a dog

Jul 25, 2023

Olby Wins 2023 AVMA Career Achievement in Canine Research Award

Natasha Olby, the Dr. Kady M. Gjessing and Rahna M. Davidson Distinguished Chair in Gerontology at the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine, is the 2023 winner of the AVMA Career Achievement in Canine Research Award. Olby spent two decades working on improving outcomes of spinal cord injury in dogs before shifting her focus to aging. 

Leo the cat

Jul 11, 2023

Emergency Brain Surgery Saves Leo the Cat

When Leo the cat’s outdoor adventures led to rapidly progressing and life-threatening symptoms, experts from across the NC State Veterinary Hospital raced to identify and treat the cause. His owner, Eileen Tyler, was so inspired by his care that she wants to give back. 

Dr. Mike Nolan shares his evaluation of Smokey Bear Russell, a 1.5-year-old Maine Coon cat, with Savannah S. Simon, a second-year veterinary student at Tuskegee University in Alabama, and Briana Horne-Reid, a second-year DVM student at NC State.

Jun 27, 2023

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

Mike Nolan, professor of radiation oncology, spearheaded the creation of NC State’s first Immersive Clinical Experience this summer, 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. NC State was able to provide each student with a stipend from philanthropic donations to the radiation oncology program and with additional financial support from the college. 

CVM workers put a horse into a CT machine

Jun 6, 2023

For Vinny, NC State’s Standing Equine CT Provides a Clear Win Against Infection

When an X-ray of Vinny the chestnut horse’s head proved inconclusive, NC State’s new equine CT machine, which was procured thanks to donor support, provided a helpful new perspective. 

Two Yorkies

May 16, 2023

Researchers Identify a New Genetic Culprit in Canine Bladder Cancers

Researchers have identified new genetic mutations linked to a subset of canine bladder cancers, which will have implications for early cancer detection and for targeted treatments in dogs and humans. Matthew Breen, Oscar J. Fletcher Distinguished Professor of Comparative Oncology Genetics at NC State, is a corresponding author of the research. 

Special Pullen Society certificates were presented to each new member during the 2023 induction event.

May 2, 2023

Pullen Society Welcomes 112 New Members in 2023 Induction Ceremony

NC State’s R. Stanhope Pullen Society celebrates Pack members who have made a planned gift supporting the university through their wills, trusts, IRA rollovers and more. This year’s induction event was held in historic Reynolds Coliseum and included a special tie-in with the men’s basketball team’s 1983 NCAA Championship win. 

A horse being put into CVM's new standing CT scan

May 2, 2023

NC State’s New Standing CT a Game-Changer for Equine Care

Thanks to donor support, the NC State Veterinary Hospital has installed standing CT equipment that allows equine experts to scan the heads and throat latches of horses without having to put the animals under general anesthesia.