It’s a real pleasure to welcome you to the College of Veterinary Medicine at North Carolina State University. We strive to offer the very best in education, to our veterinary students in the classroom and clinics, and to our graduate students in laboratory and field experiences.
Our hospital and clinics are recognized for their state of the art diagnosis and treatment, with a strong focus on compassionate delivery of care to all our patients and owners. Our research enterprise is first rate, with outstanding researchers providing leadership and innovation in key disciplines that can make a real difference for both animal and human health, and for the environment. In service and engagement our impact extends from serving our local and regional veterinary clients, to national and global projects that serve all communities in the true spirit of a land grant university.
At North Carolina State University we are very fortunate as a College to be a critical part of the Centennial Biomedical Campus at a time of translational change in our university that will lead to huge developments in the life sciences. Veterinary medicine is a foundation stone in the one medicine model that provides society’s best prospect for improving the health of animals, people and our environment through translational research. All of us at the College of Veterinary Medicine look forward to enthusiastically playing a leadership role in this endeavor.
On behalf of all my colleagues and the students at the College of Veterinary Medicine I want to thank all of our supporters for their partnership in our mission, from the pet owners who visit our clinics, to our agricultural industry partners and beyond. Above all, we want to express our deep gratitude to the visionary and generous donors whose ambition for this program matches our own in every way. I’d like to encourage all our visitors to explore what we have to offer – please don’t hesitate to contact us with your questions.
Strength in Diversity
Having a new class start their DVM program each August is always exciting and gives everyone a lift as the semester begins. The Class of 2021 is certainly no exception. They have already demonstrated their character and they are nothing if not enthusiastic. They seem to approve of our house system. They certainly approve of the
New Plan, New College
We have changed a lot in the past five years, with many new buildings, growing faculty, staff and student numbers, and new challenges in a different world. For all these reasons, it is timely that the college has just produced its 2016-2020 strategic plan. We have done things differently this time, working to engage the
Focusing on the Future
The start of the new academic year is always a time of rejuvenation and renewal, with important decisions about new directions being made that will determine the course of a lifetime...
Achieving Impact Through Extraordinary Growth
Our first class of 100 graduates will soon leave for their first positions. This is also the first DVM class that I had the privilege to welcome to the College a few months after I started my job at NC State. Their prospects are bright, but there is no doubt they have plenty of challenges ahead in a wide variety of positions in practice, post-graduate training, industry and the military. Over the last few weeks, I met with...
New Opportunities for the New Year
I would like to wish everyone a very happy New Year and hope that 2016 is a great one for all of you. In the College of Veterinary Medicine, there is much to be excited about as we look forward. We have made some great progress on several new strategic collaborations to strengthen our research
The NC State College of Veterinary Medicine 2016-2020 Strategic Plan was created by our whole community. It understands the lessons of the past, and looks to the future and the changing world in which we live.
The plan is written around five goals, designed to work together to achieve our mission of improving animal and human health. Each goal has specific objectives that we will work to accomplish during the four years of this plan.
- Build an inclusive College community and a culture of pride and integrity.
- Deliver world-class education that produces highly successful veterinarians.
- Build research leadership and training in animal and human health.
- Deliver compassionate, state-of-the-art care in a dynamic educational environment.
- Strategically invest in targeted programmatic areas.
Dr. Laura Nelson
Associate Dean & Director, Academic Affairs