CVM Campus

NC State Veterinary Medicine:

Advancing Animal and Human Health, Solving Global Challenges, Training the Next Generation of Healers

What Makes the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine Stand Out?

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.

  • Our Academy of Educators program creates opportunities for educators in veterinary medicine to talk and collaborate, encourages more innovative teaching approaches and, in partnership with the college’s Education Support Service, reinforces clinical and classroom education, including curricular and instructional design.
  • 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.
  • We 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. DVM students also can earn a certificate in global health.
  • The Teaching Animal Unit on the 80-acre working farm right outside our doors provides an incredible hands-on learning experience for our students.
  • Students pursue individualized training for specific career paths through our extensive elective and selective
  • We focus on the whole student and long-term personal and professional success, providing support in financial literacy, career exploration and wellness resources.
  • A newly Endowed Deanship, two Distinguished Chairs (including the largest in NC State history) and 10 Distinguished Professorships allow us to recruit the best educators in their fields.

We solve global challenges in animal and human health.

Our industry partnerships, clinical trials and groundbreaking research have an immeasurable impact.

  • The World Health Organization designated the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine as a collaborating center. Students, faculty and staff assist the WHO in its efforts to combat foodborne antimicrobial resistance (AMR) worldwide.
  • Our global health program is partnering with the Institut Pasteur Dakar in Senegal to research infectious diseases in West Africa.
  • We’re also partnering with UNC-Chapel Hill in a groundbreaking clinical trial in regenerative medicine that will help people with lung disease.
  • 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.
  • Our students are helping save red wolves, the most critically endangered canine species in the world, through a partnership with U.S. Fish and Wildlife and the Association of Zoos and Aquariums Species Survival Plan.
  • We offer one of the top training programs in the world for clinician scientists, with our graduates becoming college deans, military generals and FDA senior leaders.

We save and change the lives of more than 35,000 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.

College Leadership

Kathryn Meurs, DVM, PhD Diplomate ACVIM (Cardiology)

Dean, Professor, Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies


Anthony Blikslager, DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVS

Head, Department of Clinical Sciences
Professor of Equine Surgery and Gastroenterology

Clinical Sciences

Paula Cray, PhD

Department Head, Population Health and Pathobiology

Population Health and Pathobiology

Dianne Dunning, DVM, MS, DrPH, DACVS

Associate Dean, Advancement

Clinical Sciences

Milburn H. Holbrook, CPA

Assistant Dean - Business & Finance


Steven L Marks, BVSc, MS, MRCVS, DACVIM

Clinical Professor, Critical Care and Internal Medicine/Associate Dean and Director, Veterinary Medical Services

Clinical Sciences

Laura Nelson, DVM, MS, DACVS-SA

Associate Dean and Director of Academic Affairs


Lysa Pam Posner, DVM, DACVAA

Assistant Dean Student Development
Professor of Anesthesiology


Sheri Renno, M.Ed., SPHR

Assistant Dean, CVM Human Resources


Barbara Sherry, PhD

Department Head, Molecular Biomedical Sciences
Professor, Virology

Molecular Biomedical Sciences