North Carolina State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) is a dynamic community whose members are dedicated to preparing veterinarians and veterinarian scientists while advancing animal and human health from the cellular level through entire ecosystems.
With the graduation of its first class in 1985, the CVM is one of the younger veterinary programs in the country. Despite its relative youth, the College has gained international recognition on the strength of its teaching, research, engagement, and patient care efforts and is ranked 5th among the nation's 28 colleges of veterinary medicine in the current U.S. News & World Report survey.
Located on 180 acres near downtown Raleigh, the College encompasses 20 buildings on the main Centennial Biomedical Campus. Instruction is in three departments—Clinical Sciences, Molecular Biomedical Sciences, and Population Health & Pathobiology. In addition to the four-year Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree, there are programs leading to master and doctoral degrees in several areas with numerous opportunities for specialization.
The highly-regarded House Officer Program provides one- to three-year internships or residency training in more than 20 clinical specialties and the innovative Clinician Scientist Training Program prepares veterinary researchers. The CVM is unique among veterinary colleges with an on-site Teaching Animal Unit that operates as a working farm and aids in hands-on instruction with large animal medicine and exposes students to basic agriculture principles and farm technology.
More than 20,000 patients are diagnosed and treated annually by clinicians in the CVM Veterinary Teaching Hospital, a major referral center for veterinarians from throughout the Southeast. These patients are often seriously ill and require the best that veterinary medicine offers. This quality care is delivered with the utmost compassion for patient and owner, a hallmark of the hospital. The patient caseload also allows for instruction and the opportunity for clinical trials that advance animal health and well being.
Construction is underway for the Randall B. Terry, Jr. Companion Animal Veterinary Medical Center. When completed, the Terry Center will more than double the size of the current hospital and is expected to be a national model for excellence in companion animal health.
Since its inception, the CVM has chosen to put its focus on six specific program areas: Companion Animal Medicine, Food Supply Medicine, Biomedical Research, Ecosystem Health, Equine Medicine, and Animal Welfare.
Through these six areas, the NC State CVM prepares the next generation of veterinarians and veterinarian scientists, conducts bench and clinical research to solve animal and human health problems, addresses critical ecosystem and public health issues, helps protect the U.S. food supply, and promotes a clearer understanding and appreciation of the ramifications related to the growing human-animal bond that is at the center of these concerns.
Centers and Facilities
The College of Veterinary Medicine is the centerpiece of the 250 acre NC State Centennial Biomedical Campus.
CVM-led Centers and Consortia
Other NC State Centers affiliated with the CVM
Inter-institutional Centers affiliated with the CVM
Animal health care facilities
Laboratories and related facilities
Other resource facilities
DiscoveryGenerate knowledge related to initiation, progression, and treatment of disease:
TranslationFrom bench to clinic, more innovation to benefit the patient (animal & human):
ApplicationCCMTR & partners move translational advances from research clinics to the private sector:
Development & Commercialization
Regional Economic Development Assistance
NC State College of Veterinary Medicine
4700 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh,
NC 27606(919) 513-6786