2019 They Ate What?! X-ray Contest winners

You can’t help but marvel and shake your head a little when checking out the X-rays we get every year as part of our They Ate What?! Contest. You’ve got to wonder what an animal is thinking when they swallow an object whole, especially the long pointy ones (think fishing poles and forks). This year’s entries didn’t fail to deliver in the wild and wacky department, which made choosing a winner especially challenging …

Getting a leg up

While prosthetics have been used in veterinary medicine for more than a decade, the application of these devices in this sector is still relatively new compared to human medicine.

Researchers race to head off snake fungal disease

Bats killed by the millions because of white-nose syndrome, amphibians decimated worldwide because of chytrid fungus, honeybees declining across the U.S. and now snakes are the latest animal group besieged by a mysterious pathogen.

How to include exotics in your vet clinic

The thrill of seeing a different species at almost every appointment is a wondrous day for those of us who enjoy treating avian and exotic pets. More and more veterinary students are seeking course work on exotic species, and more graduates are looking for employment opportunities that offer an avian or exotic pet-owning clientele.

NC vet college celebrates 20-Year partnership with turtle rescue group

The North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine and the Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center recently celebrated 20 years of partnering to preserve and protect sea turtle populations. To mark the occasion, the groups held a special release of five rehabilitated turtles—two loggerheads and three greens—on the coast of North Carolina.