The NC State Veterinary Hospital is an integrated health care center for companion, equine and farm animals. We exist to further the teaching mission of the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine and to provide state-of-the-art patient care. More than 20,000 patients are diagnosed and treated annually by the Veterinary Hospital.
Just as your own primary care physician may feel the need to refer you to the care of a specialist from time to time, your Primary Veterinarian may feel your pet needs a specialty hospital to help diagnose or treat a complicated medical problem.
Although the time you spend with us might be a bit longer than visiting a regular veterinary clinic, your pet will be seen by a veterinary team with a great amount of collective knowledge and expertise. You should expect that our veterinary students will be an integral part of the care of your pet, but a veterinarian will always be the one to treat your animal or perform surgery.
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Mark your calendar: The 26th Annual Dog Olympics is Oct. 7
Cheer canine athletes, celebrate the human/animal bond and help raise funds for homeless dogs at the 26th annual Dog Olympics at the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 7. Dogs of all breeds, shapes and sizes are invited to participate in athletic and non-athletic competitions such as the
Honoring the Human-Animal Bond
Providing compassionate care is an essential part of veterinary medicine, and it comes with some unique complications. In addition to caring for sick or injured animal patients, there is the element of caring for their loving human companions. In the course of practicing medicine, veterinarians become intimately familiar with the realities of the human-animal bond.
CVM Seeing High Number of Equine Fungal Eye Infections
The NC State Veterinary Hospital’s equine ophthalmology service reports treating an increased number of horses with eye infections caused by fungi. Fungal keratitis can develop after an injury to the cornea. It is common in horses, but the high frequency of cases seen during the past few weeks is unusual, said Brian Gilger, CVM professor
The Veterinary Hospital is composed of the following state of the art medical facilities:
The Randall B. Terry, Jr. Companion Animal Veterinary Medical Center
Philanthropist Randall B. Terry, Jr. had a vision of a spacious and welcoming veterinary medical center that would be a national model of excellence. The goal was to ensure compassionate and leading-edge specialty health care for companion animals by surrounding a dedicated staff with advanced medical facilities and state of the art diagnostic and treatment technologies. At 110,000-square feet, the Terry Center is one of the nation’s largest veterinary hospitals. More than 20,000 patients are diagnosed and treated annually by CVM clinicians and the Veterinary Hospital at NC State University is a major referral center for veterinarians throughout the Southeast.
With a focus on patient care, client comfort, and staff efficiency, the Terry Center is designed to help clinicians exceed client and referring veterinarian expectations for state-of-the-art specialty health care. Our mission is to partner with veterinarians and provide excellent and compassionate medical care; advance the veterinary profession through medical innovation and clinical research; and prepare the next generation of veterinarians.
Terry Center design features include:
- Thirty exam rooms and ten surgery suites
- Three dedicated emergency exam rooms
- Intensive Care Unit with patient visitation area
- High flow air filtration in four isolation units and in emergency care to protect and treat patients from infectious diseases
- Patient-focused design features include “night comfort” lighting in intensive care
- Abundance of natural light throughout public and patient care areas.