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Meet the CVM Class of 2024

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Photo by John Joyner/NC State Veterinary Medicine

These times are extraordinary, but so are the members of the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine’s Class of 2024.

Our 100 new DVM students, who begin classes Aug. 10, come to NC State from throughout North Carolina, but also from Florida and Maine, Texas and New Hampshire, Ohio and Puerto Rico.

Twenty-six are first-generation college students, and 39 earned undergraduate degrees from NC State. They range in age from 20 to 48. Several have military experience and were student athletes. Some are following in the footsteps of family members who are alums. One is the son of a graduate and a nephew of another.

They come to the CVM to pursue their interest in small animal medicine, in food animals and critical care. Separately, they are budding pathologists and specialists in public health and zoological medicine. They want to work with horses, study infectious disease and become clinician-scientists.

Together, they will soon be a part of the CVM family and the next generation of impactful veterinarians.

Here’s a closer look at the CVM Class of 2024.

1,156: The total number of applicants for 100 seats.

80: North Carolina residents

77-23: The ratio of women-to-men in the class. Last year’s ratio was 89-11.

23: The average age of the class.

39: Incoming students who majored in animal science as undergraduates. The second-most popular major: biology (36 students)

27: Students focusing on small animal medicine, the most popular interest area. Other popular focuses: mixed animal (17 students); zoological and food animal (both 14 students) and clinician-scientist (7).

3.67: The average overall GPA

1: Incoming student whose daughter is a member of the Class of 2022.

~Jordan Bartel/NC State Veterinary Medicine

Photography for this story was taken in May 2019, prior to enhanced COVID-19 safety and mask protocol established for CVM faculty, staff and students, as well as the general public. The latest information on our protocol can be found here: