Their faces will be new, but their accomplishments and passion for veterinary medicine will come as no surprise.
The 100 members of the Class of 2021, the sixth 100-member class in the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine’s history, reflect the extraordinary mix of talent that comes to the CVM year after year. Their varied interests add vibrancy to the college. Their backgrounds are impressive, from previous careers in the U.S. Air Force to experience in epidemiology, animal behavior and farm animal medicine.
Following the traditional White Coat Ceremony on Aug. 5, this group of 100 enters the CVM officially on Aug. 9. It’s a particularly exciting time to be at NC State and at the CVM. We’re beyond excited to have you.
By the Numbers
- There were 922 applicants for 100 seats: 183 from North Carolina and 679 from out of state.
- The non-North Carolina residents represent 16 different states. One student is from Puerto Rico.
- The class includes 85 women and 15 men.
- Wolfpack — and North Carolina — pride! 35 come from NC State, while 24 come from other colleges in North Carolina.
- 39 students majored in animal science as undergraduates. Most popular undergraduate major: biology/biological science (31).
- 11 students have earned additional degrees: 9 have a master’s and 2 have a Ph.D.
- 3 students are N.C. State Goodnight Scholars, the largest number in one class in CVM history.
- More than 17 students are changing careers, including 6 with a military background, as well as several teachers and a registered nurse. 1 — our new best friend — is a winemaker.
- As usual, the incoming class showcases wide diversity in area of veterinary medicine interest. At the time of application, 26 were interested in small animals, 18 in mixed animals, 10 in zoological medicine, 10 in equine medicine and 10 in food animal medicine.
Taking the Oath
This Saturday, August 5, the CVM formally welcomes incoming freshmen into the veterinary profession with their participation in a White Coat Ceremony. During the ceremony, the incoming class is “cloaked” with a white laboratory coat, a traditional symbol of the medical sciences. Learn more…
~Jordan Bartel/NC State Veterinary Medicine