• Date of Birth: 07/01/2015
  • Date of Passing: 07/03/2024

Some things happen once-in-a-lifetime.
This was the case with Latte, the Tennessee fainting goat. Early in his life, Latte developed a medical condition that brought him to NC State Veterinary School. Latte charmed everyone he met there and quickly became their unofficial mascot. The doctors and staff would come from all across the veterinary campus to see him when they heard he was coming for a visit. He was truly loved by everyone who met him and his loss is beyond devastating.
Latte, I loved you more than you ever knew.
Rest in Peace Latte, with no more suffering until we meet again in Heaven. I pray you will be waiting for me at the gate to welcome me home and introduce me to all the new friends you’ve made there.

  • July 10, 2024
    So sorry for your loss. Please get another companion for mocha so she don't Greave
  • July 10, 2024
    Very sweet Latte was beautiful sorry for your liss
  • July 10, 2024
    You provided him a life he would have never had without you. Your immense love and care for Latte was inspiring. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
  • July 10, 2024
    Latte brought so much joy to so many! He was so special. I will always remember him fondly.
  • July 11, 2024
    Sweet boy! How everyone made a fuss over you and loved you while you lived. Your mommy misses you very much. I know you will be there to meet her in God's time. Meanwhile, you can cavort with the other animals across the Rainbow Bridge.
  • July 11, 2024
    Latte was one of my first patients as 3rd year vet student learning the ropes of being a veterinarian. Years later, I got to be a small part of his care team and that is a blessing I will never take for granted. Latte has trained countless veterinarians and both him and Kim are cherished members of the NC State Ruminant Group. Thank you latte and Kim for making our lives so much better for having you both. He was truly a once in a lifetime/career goat.
  • July 13, 2024
    I met Latte a few weeks into my one year ruminant medicine internship at NC State. Over that year, Kim and Latte (and Cocoa) became close friends of mine. Latte was a sweetheart, and always on his best behavior at the hospital! Kim went above and beyond to give him the best life possible. I remember him arriving at the hospital in a rented, climate controlled Uhaul van several times because that’s what was comfortable for him! Kim would go that far! He lived an incredible life, especially given the cards he was dealt. He made the best of it! He was known to enjoy a rest in Kim’s hammock, to pig out on wild grape vine leaves whenever offered, to be a typical “big brother” and antagonize his poor friend Cocoa in the shed they shared, and to make his mom (Kim) chase him all around the pasture for hours to get a halter on him and bring him to the hospital for treatment. He was a lovely piece of work! And he was my friend. I will miss knowing that you’re out there, buddy. Thank you for teaching all of us and for making us better doctors. Your picture still hangs on the wall of my office and I plan to keep it that way.🩷 Rest in peace

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