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We're training the next generation of compassionate, skilled veterinarians and veterinary research scientists.

Join a Nation-Leading Program

NC State’s College of Veterinary Medicine is a leader in experiential teaching and learning — and one of the top veterinary education programs in North America.

We prepare tomorrow’s healers to address global challenges in animal and human well-being, and they bring their lessons to life in some of the most advanced facilities you’ll find among vet schools anywhere. Our offerings include a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program and a Comparative Biomedical Sciences graduate program, along with flexible combined degree programs, a certificate in global health and extensive continuing education courses.

Expect an unparalleled education — with world-class faculty, a strong focus on hands-on learning and a first-rate teaching hospital and research campus — that readies you to practice veterinary medicine at the top of your field.

Apply To Join Us

Take a look into our admissions process, including what we’re looking for, how to apply and upcoming deadlines.

Gain Real-World Experience

Our students are members of the veterinary profession from day one, and everything about our campus is designed to immerse them in the veterinary experience.

Be part of a one-of-a-kind environment that includes:

  • One of the nation’s best-equipped teaching hospitals.
  • Our Teaching Animal Unit, an 80-acre working farm that’s steps away from your classrooms and embedded into your curriculum.
  • More than 130,000 square feet of research facilities with state-of-the-art equipment and wet labs.
  • One of the largest training programs for veterinary specialty house officers in the world.
  • Our 250-acre Centennial Biomedical Campus, which unites students, faculty and industry in a shared collaboration space minutes away from a major metropolitan area.

You’ll build invaluable skills working directly with animals on the farm, in the exam room and across the wider community. And you’ll leave campus as a caring leader and advocate equipped to thrive in the professional environment of your choosing — whether it’s the lab, the classroom, a government agency or your own practice.

Get an Enhanced Education

Our faculty and clinicians aren’t just experts in their fields. They’re also passionate about the craft of teaching. You’ll learn from award-winning educators and benefit from our Academy of Educators program, which is dedicated to keeping them on the cutting edge.

We’ve developed a well-rounded curriculum that builds core competencies for veterinary professionals, while also delving into the important interpersonal, financial and technical skills you’ll need to succeed beyond graduation. And you’ll have the opportunity to customize your studies based on your goals. Our DVM students can choose from 10 focus areas, along with elective and selective courses and a variety of enriching extracurricular opportunities.

Working for Wolves

It’s only natural that NC State’s Wolfpack helps its own kind. The College of Veterinary Medicine is at the center of a nationwide effort to repopulate the critically endangered red wolf, and our students play a vital role in conducting research and providing medical care.

Red wolf conservation is important in keeping wolves like this healthy.