Seizure Studies Fund
Emma Mitchell, owned by Marion Mitchell, Founder of "Emma's Fund for Epilepsy Research"
North Carolina State University-College of Veterinary Medicine
The primary goal of the Seizure Studies Fund is to help to support continued research into the treatments and causes of seizures in companion animals. Two current options exist for this donation, the Seizure Studies Fund, and the Emma's Fund for Epilepsy Research. Pet owners that have owned an epileptic pet know first-hand how devastating this disease can be to the pet itself, and how challenging it can be for the owners from not only an emotional standpoint, but an economical one as well. Anticonvulsant therapies and the treatment of uncontrolled seizures can cost owners thousands of extra dollars over the lifetime of the pet.
Sadly, many epileptic pets are surrendered to pet rescues or euthanized because of the enormous costs to the owner both in money and in time, and the stress to the animal.
We hope that we can continue our research and education in the management of seizures, so that more success stories can be added to the pages of this website, and to the pages of each “chapter” an epileptic pet has to live.
By donating to the Seizure Studies Fund at North Carolina State University-College of Veterinary Medicine, your donation will help us to continue our research and teaching program for years to come. Support may help us achieve the following goals:
- Investigate novel therapies for the treatment of seizures
- Identification of genetic changes that may predispose pets to epilepsy or affect how they respond to treatment
- Education of veterinary professionals nationwide to enhance the management of an epileptic patient
- Technical and administrative support to the principal investigator to continue to enhance research, teaching and outreach efforts.
The benefits are endless…
For more information about donating to the Seizure Studies Fund, please contact Julie Nettifee Osborne, Julie_osborne@ncsu.edu.