Aspiring veterinarians and biomedical scientists choose NC State College of Veterinary Medicine because they know they will receive a world-class education and access to exceptional opportunities they can’t get anywhere else.
With cutting-edge educational practices, critical thinking and outcomes-based curriculum as our cornerstones, our professional Doctor of Veterinary Medicine education is second to none.
We lead the way in educational innovation as we train the next generation of healers.
We are driving new methods that provide experiential learning and individualized career paths to improve the educational experience for each student. Our faculty and clinicians are globally recognized as experts in their fields.
We solve global challenges in animal and human health.
Our industry partnerships, clinical trials and groundbreaking research have an immeasurable impact.
We save and change the lives of more than 30,000 patients every year.
The top-rated NC State Veterinary Hospital is one of the largest facilities in the nation. Board-certified specialists in more than 30 disciplines provide world-class, compassionate care every day.
We Champion Global Health
To help students examine the inherent complexities of improving health on a worldwide scale, we provide a formal
Certificate in Global Health. The program covers the global disease burden, health determinants and disparities, and health policy and actors and introduces students to the methodological approaches and techniques used in global health research. We also offer three dual degree programs that allow DVM students to also pursue a Master’s in Business Administration, a Master’s in Public Health with a Global Health Emphasis and a Ph.D. in Comparative Biomedical Sciences. Expand to read more Collapse
Offer a Working Farm
Just outside our back door, 80 picturesque acres provide a home for pigs, chickens, sheep, goats and cattle and a learning lab for veterinary students. The
Teaching Animal Unit, as the working farm is known, lets students observe and work with a range of agricultural animals in a real farm setting, all within walking distance of their regular classrooms. Expand to read more Collapse
Every year, internationally renowned Professor Greg Lewbart takes an eager contingent of third-year students to the
Galapagos Archipelago to do hands-on research of the wildlife and ecology off the coast of Ecuador. On the most recent trip, students helped perform health assessments on whales, sharks, stingrays and sea lions, with a particular emphasis on studying what might be making sea lions cough. Expand to read more Collapse
Nurture Our Faculty
Academy of Educators program creates opportunities for educators in veterinary medicine to talk and collaborate, encourages more innovative teaching approaches and reinforces clinical and classroom education, including curricular and instructional design. Expand to read more Collapse
Invest in Diversity
Diversity, equity and inclusion are vital to the success of our college, and we invest in people, programs and resources to build a culture that values all people and their ideas and embraces the meaningful participation of everyone. Expand to read more Collapse
Focus on the Whole Student
Eclipse Others in Excellence
We Save Endangered Species
our own pack of red wolves on campus, the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine is at the center of a nationwide effort to repopulate the world’s most critically endangered canid species. Our students learn how to manage wild animals, participate in providing medical care for injured wolves and conduct research into genetic problems and reintroduction techniques. This year, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service released two wolves tended at NC State into the wild. Expand to read more Collapse
In a major breakthrough for the swine industry, researchers on our campus have
developed an algorithm and new methods to help pig farmers better predict, prepare for and contain disease outbreaks and improve animal welfare, production medicine and environmental standards. They also have developed an app that can monitor the spread of swine virus throughout the country. Expand to read more Collapse
Cultivate Clinician Scientists
Comparative Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program is unique in its ability to offer extensive interdisciplinary training through highly effective liaisons with graduate faculty at other colleges of NC State University, as well as those of nearby Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Many of the program’s faculty are also members of other university-wide graduate training programs, such as biotechnology, genomics, immunology, physiology, toxicology, and zoology. This provides a large variety of course offerings that embrace a considerable range of subject areas. Our graduates have become college deans, military generals and FDA senior leaders. Expand to read more Collapse
We Target Cancer
At NC State, we are unmatched in our
cancer research and available treatments, offering medical, radiation and surgical oncology. Our Zoological Oncology and Therapeutics Lab focuses on cancer across zoological species including companion animals such as rabbits, ferrets, snakes, lizards and birds as well as species that live in zoos. Our equine team is using a new approach to treat malignancies in horses called high frequency irreversible electroporation or H-FIRE, which involves placing electrodes directly into tumors then delivering electrical pulses specifically tuned to target cell and organelle membranes, killing cancer cells but sparing the tissue architecture. H-FIRE also lets us treat standing sedated rather than anesthetized horses, a huge advantage over comparable treatments. Expand to read more Collapse
Natasha Olby, professor of neurology and neurosurgery and
Dr. Kady M. Gjessing and Rahna M. Davidson Distinguished Chair in Gerontology, leads the nation’s first veterinary gerontology program. Her research examines changes in cognition, sensory function, postural stability, mobility and frailty in elderly dogs. The team has developed novel measures of age-related changes, and its work has highlighted the similarities in the neuro-aging process between dogs and humans. Geriatric medicine is now part of our veterinary student curriculum. Expand to read more Collapse
Provide Comprehensive Care
Support the Family
The NC State Veterinary Hospital believes in supporting the entire animal family during stressful and difficult times, and we have dedicated
Family and Community Resources, including licensed clinical social workers, to assist our clients. Our veterinary social worker specializes in human-animal relationships, traumatic loss and grief counseling. Expand to read more Collapse
Tackle Ethical Questions
We created one of the nation’s first veterinary
clinical ethics committees to help when we have difficult decisions to make. Advances in veterinary technology mean pet owners have an ever-increasing array of treatment options for their pets. However, more options can lead to complex situations and difficult questions about care goals and quality of life that must be navigated by veterinary caregivers and pet owners. Expand to read more Collapse