U.S. News & World Reportcontinues to list the College of Veterinary Medicine among the nation’s top-ranked veterinary programs. The magazine’s current report—“America
’s Best Graduate Schools, 2008: Health Disciplines (Doctor of Veterinary Medicine)”—lists the North Carolina State University CVM among the top five of the nation’s 28 colleges of veterinary medicine.
Although one of the country’s newer colleges of veterinary medicine, the CVM has already established a national reputation for excellence in teaching, research, and community outreach. A few notable programs include:
- Veterinary Teaching Hospital…a major tertiary care referral center for veterinarians from throughout the Southeast. The VTH admits 20,000 cases annually—mostly companion animals and equine—that provide the basis for compassionate care, pioneering treatment, and clinical instruction and investigation for DVM students, interns, and residents. VTH clinical research trials help expand medical frontiers for humans and animals;
- Center for Comparative Medicine and Translational Research…a research effort that enhances collaborative, translational, and interdisciplinary approaches for the comparative study of animal and human diseases;
- Center for Chemical Toxicology Research and Pharmacokinetics…the only chartered toxicology research center in the University of North Carolina system;
- Food Animal Residue Avoidance Databank…a program that helps protect the U.S. food supply by serving as a national clearing house for drug and residue avoidance in food animals;
- Food Safety Research and Response Network…a collaborative, multiple site, multi-investigator research effort that seeks to protect the food supply from pre-harvest food pathogens;
- Teaching Animal Unit…a unique on-site facility that operates as a working farm and exposes DVM students to large animal medicine and basic agriculture principles and farm technology.