TVRH in the News: Triangle Veterinary Referral Hospitals Helps Local Family Buy Service Dog

Triangle Veterinary Referral Hospitals (TVRH) is making a difference in the communities we serve! We’re known in and around the Triangle for providing the next level of veterinary care in emergency and specialty services for small animals. Today, however, we decided to add a little human to our routine care. Earlier, our hospitals presented four-year-old Eliana Deane and her mother Tara, a monetary donation large enough to meet the remaining balance of their GoFundMe account, which the Deane’s created to purchase a therapy dog. Eliana has low-functioning autism and her family members believe a service dog trained specifically to aid individuals with the disorder will increase her quality of life. In addition to the monetary donation, TVRH is also providing three years of Emergency and Specialty care, free of charge, to the Deane family and their future, service dog, Butters.

Butters, a Briard puppy, is believed to possess strong protective instincts which will meet Eliana’s special needs. According to Ry-Con Service Dogs founder, Mark Mathis, Butters will be an excellent fit for Eliana. Butters is expected to join the Deane family officially this summer!

Triangle Veterinary Referral Hospitals have two locations, Durham and Holly Springs. In addition to providing 24-hour emergency care we also offer the next level of veterinary care through our specialty services- Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Rehabilitation and Surgical. 

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TVRH in the News: Injured bald eagle gets treatment in Durham

wncn.com

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"DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) – A local veterinarian and nonprofit gave some tender loving care to one of the nation’s best-known symbols in Durham on Thursday.

A bald eagle was recently found injured in Bahama, a community in northern Durham County.  A nonprofit, CLAWS, contacted Triangle Veterinary Referral Hospital to find out what was wrong with the bird and see if they could help." ...read more

TVRH in the News: The Answer on the Other End of the Leash

Duke Forward

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"Will Eward, DVM, MD, works to find better treatments for a cancer called sarcoma. It makes no difference to him that half of his patients walk on four legs and bark at the doorbell.

Eward, an assistant professor of orthopaedics, spends the first part of his week treating dogs at Triangle Veterinary Referral Hospital, and the second half treating people at Duke Cancer Center. “When it comes to cancer, it really doesn’t matter if you have fur or skin or feathers,” he says. “It’s the same disease.”

Sarcoma is rare in humans, but when it strikes, it’s often lethal. It’s much more common in dogs. In his early days as a full-time small animal veterinarian, Eward saw so many dogs with sarcoma, he became frustrated with the lack of good treatments. So he went to medical school to launch a full-scale fight against the disease in both species."...read more