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Something to Talk About

NC State Veterinary Medicine is a pre-eminent research enterprise, attracting top faculty and students. Our solution-driven, innovative research and extensive partnerships advance animal, human and environmental health and create economic, societal and intellectual prosperity.

Facts and Figures

  • Approximately 400 students in the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Professional Program.
  • More than 100 house officers (interns and residents).
  • 150 faculty and 450 staff members.
  • 250-acre campus.
  • The NC State Veterinary Hospital is one of the highest rated academic veterinary medical centers in the United States, seeing an average of 35,000 cases annually.
  • Clinical faculty including internationally recognized certified specialists in over 30 disciplines. Specialty services at the hospital include cardiology, oncology, neurology, dermatology, internal medicine, zoological medicine, equine surgery and behavioral medicine, to name a few.
  • The college’s 80-acre Teaching Animal Unit, or TAU, is a dynamic, on-campus teaching lab for students to learn husbandry, production management and livestock production procedures.
  • Granted more than 2,667 DVM degrees since the first graduating class in 1985.
Consistently ranked among the top veterinary programs in the nation.

Recognized Excellence

  • The NC State College of Veterinary Medicine is consistently ranked among the top veterinary programs in the nation.
  • The House Officer specialty training program and research funding rank among the top five schools; the College faculty-student ratio is near the top.
  • One of two national centers for the Food Animal Residue Avoidance Databank (FARAD) is located at the College. FARAD has been helping to keep drug residues from the public food supply for more than 20 years.
1800 markersmapped on the canine genome

NC State Veterinary Medicine researchers are key players in discovering the genetic factors that influence many canine health issues

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  • In a partnership with the College of Engineering, the College of Veterinary Medicine pioneered osseointegration–an orthopedic surgery fusing a prosthetic limb with an animal’s bone. The procedure may benefit humans who lose limbs through combat, accidents, or disease.
  • College researchers helped map the canine genome
250 acreCentennial Biomedical Campus

 Providing opportunities for industry and government researchers, entrepreneurs, clinical trial companies, as well as collaborations with other universities to work side by side with faculty and students at the College of Veterinary Medicine.

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Cutting-Edge Facilities

  • 250-acre Centennial Biomedical campus –home to the Randall B. Terry, Jr. Companion Animal Veterinary Medical Center, more than 60 corporate and government partners, and 73 academic units.
  • 100,000-square foot College Research Building includes state-of-the-art facilities for research teams as well as a BioSafety Level 3 land for investigations into infectious diseases. Faculty researchers, research technicians, and graduate students conduct leading-edge studies in genomic sciences, gene therapy, vaccine development, creation of diagnostic tests, new cancer immunotherapy, and genetic research to prevent diseases in livestock and companion animals.
  • Three medical centers and satellite and field operations offering 17 clinical services staffed by 85 clinical faculty members who are supported by 165 veterinary technicians and assistants.
  • Veterinary Health and Wellness Center offers specialty services such as behavior, nutrition, dentistry, exotic animal medicine, and rehabilitation and mobility to pet owners. It is also where our students learn how to work in a live clinic setting through our general practice program for employees.
2000 +college alumni

College alumni are involved in leadership positions around North Carolina and the nation.

Leading the Industry

  • The College partners with leaders and producers to advance the NC poultry and swine industries.
  • College alumni are involved in leadership positions in economic considerations ranging from the $56 billion U.S. pet care industry,the NC equine industry with a total economic impact of $1.9 billion annually, and animal agriculture, which accounts for 60% of total farm cash receipts in NC.