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red wolf pups with mother

May 5, 2022

The Oath, Spring 2022

In the latest edition of The Oath, the college’s bi-yearly magazine, we celebrate the college’s ongoing role at the center of the nationwide effort to repopulate the red wolf, the world’s most endangered canid species. We provide medical care, conduct research and tend our own wolves. 

Dairy groundbreaking

Nov 8, 2021

Progress Continues at NC State Vet Med with Dairy Barn Groundbreaking

The new $5.5 million facility, slated to be completed next fall, will help train students in food safety practices and modern animal welfare.  

Equine facility

Sep 21, 2021

New Equine Hospital, Dairy Barn in the Works at NC State Veterinary Medicine

About $40 million of the $80 million needed for the equine facility has been raised, while construction on the $5.5 million dairy barn upgrade is expected to begin before the end of the year. 

Caitlyn Mullins

May 6, 2021

Class of 2021 Story: Finding a Home on the CVM Farm

Who helped Caitlyn Mullins solidify her purpose as a veterinarian? Mimo, a cow who stole her heart from the moment she entered this world. 

small animal ruminants

Apr 13, 2020

New Online Learning Tools for All Ages from the CVM

The videos are crafted especially for teachers and parents looking for new resources to share with students and children as part of distance learning.  

sara beth at the teaching animal unit

Apr 21, 2019

Down on the Farm

Sara Beth Routh is out back. You’re never sure where. She could be with a class that’s learning cow handling techniques, helping to calm calves while repeatedly scraping muck off the bottom of her well-worn dusty boots. She could be in a covered stall cradling a fussy newborn lamb in her arms that needs some… 

Jul 16, 2012

Ten Things You Did Not Know About Cows

The following entry is from writer Colleen Oakley for vetStreet. The information is reproduced here in honor of  “Cow Appreciation Day.” It’s Cow Appreciation Day, and while we know that you value bovines for helping to create your favorite ice cream (especially in this weather!), there’s more to this farm animal than just a bovine’s ability to produce… 

Feb 3, 2012

Down on the Farm at NC State University College of Veterinary Medicine

[section_title][/section_title]   The physical availability of various food animals for future veterinarians to work with and learn from is a challenge for most urban veterinary colleges. Students at NC State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, however, are fortunate with their immediate access to large and small ruminants, poultry, swine, and horses through the CVM’s on-campus Teaching…