Una Stone Veterinarian | Care First Animal Hospital
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Una Stone

Education: NCSU, Ross University

Veterinarian

Dr. Una Stone got her undergraduate degree at NCSU in Chemical Engineering. She then started working for Care First Animal Hospital as an animal care technician in 2006 and later became a CST, which was when she realized that she wanted to be a veterinarian. Dr. Una Stone went to Ross University and graduated in 2014. She enjoys soft tissue surgery, anesthesia, and cardiology.
In her free time she enjoys hot yoga, running, and traveling. She’s been to New Zealand, Australia, Guatemala, lots of places in Europe, Canada, and the Caribbean. She also loves to relax at home with her 4 pets: my dog Apollo, two cats Gus and Eve, and Kirby my parrotlet.
One of her favorite stories is about a cat named Phoebe who came to Care First Animal Hospital initially as a young kitten. She was in our preventative health plan and was supposed to be spayed, so we sent in bloodwork on her to make sure she was a good anesthetic candidate. Most of her bloodwork was normal, but she had a high white blood cell count so we delayed surgery and made some recommendations on what to do next (recheck a complete blood count and then possibly a pathologist review). We didn’t hear back from the owners for a few months, until they brought Phoebe in because she was not eating. In the meantime she had also had a litter of kittens! We repeated bloodwork, and her white blood cell count was much higher than before! Also we took radiographs (x-rays) and saw something abnormal in her belly. It turns out she had an intestinal intussusception. This is a condition where part of the intestine ‘telescopes’ into another section of the intestines. It is dangerous because blood flow decreases and can be completely cut off to the intestines, as well as food cannot pass through. She had to go to emergency surgery, and part of her bowels had to be removed due to the damage from decreased blood flow. It was a long surgery but she made it through! Meanwhile the owners had to bottle feed her kittens. Thankfully all the kittens and the mother made it! It goes to show how amazingly resilient an animal’s body can be and it was also an unusual presentation for an intestinal intussusception.
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