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Ranked among the best in the nation, the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine is a driving force in veterinary research and training.

Where Compassion Meets Science

If you’re driven by a love of animals and a passion for discovery, you’ll find a home in the College of Veterinary Medicine at NC State University.

We advance animal and human health by finding innovative solutions to global challenges. We lead the way in educational excellence as we train the next generation of healers. And we provide extraordinary medical care to more than 30,000 animals each year.

Our bright students, faculty and clinicians collaborate in a research environment unlike any other — including a state-of-the-art teaching hospital, a working farm and our 250-acre Centennial Biomedical Campus. It’s a proving ground for some of tomorrow’s biggest advancements in the biomedical field.

A National Leader in Veterinary Medicine

U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks us among the top veterinary schools in North America.

Training Tomorrow’s Healers

Aspiring veterinarians and biomedical scientists choose NC State’s College of Veterinary Medicine because they know they will receive a world-class education and access to exceptional opportunities they can’t find anywhere else.

With cutting-edge educational practices and an outcomes-based curriculum, our professional Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program is second to none. We also offer diverse, flexible graduate programs in the biological and biomedical sciences, along with combined degree programs to customize your studies to your goals.

No matter which program you choose, you’ll benefit from expert educators, experiential learning opportunities and tailored career support to improve your educational experience.

Centennial Biomedical campus

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Driving Veterinary Innovation

Our faculty and clinicians are globally recognized as experts in their fields, and our industry partnerships, clinical trials and groundbreaking research have an immeasurable impact.

Whether we’re working to save critically endangered red wolves, teaming up with the World Health Organization to fight antimicrobial resistance or leading the charge in rapidly growing fields like regenerative medicine, we’re taking bold steps to create a happier and healthier future for all.

  • We offer one of the top training programs in the world for clinician scientists. (Our graduates have gone on to become deans, generals and FDA leaders.)
  • We’re home to the first and only veterinary gerontology program in the country.
  • We recruit the best and brightest educators in their fields with support from an endowed deanship, two distinguished chairs and 10 distinguished professorships.

Support the College of Veterinary Medicine

We couldn’t do this vital work improving the lives of animals — and people — without the support of our alumni, partners and friends. Learn more about giving opportunities and how you can make an impact.

A canine makes some new friends at CVM.