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Class of 2011: New Directions

Continuing their education through either an internship or a residency is the most popular direction for graduates in the Class of 2011 at North Carolina State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine.

Of the 78 graduates (65 women, 13 men), 28 indicated that they will continue their professional studies through an internship (19) or a residency program (9). Typically, advanced study following the four-year Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree leads to a specialized career within the profession.

Ranked third among the nation’s 28 colleges of veterinary medicine by U.S. News and World Report, the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine also ranks third nationally in the percentage of DVM graduates accepted for internships or residencies through the Veterinary Internship and Residency Matching Program.  

The second most popular career choice for the Class of 2011 is treating companion animals with 23 members entering a general (16), private (4), or small animal and exotics practice (3). Mixed animal practice attracted eight graduates while five graduates are entering a large animal practice and five are entering an equine practice.  

Other paths include swine practice, rehabilitation and sports medicine, food safety inspection service, and the military.

Class members will disperse to 18 states and to Canada with 37 graduates remaining in North Carolina.

June 14, 2011