About Us

Brenda_Cat_webThe 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.

The Veterinary Hospital is composed of the following state of the art medical facilities:

The Randall B. Terry, Jr. Companion Animal Veterinary Medical Center

wolf_dogheadPhilanthropist 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.

Since 1983, NC State has provided innovative, high-quality, compassionate care to our equine and farm animal patients. Located on NC State’s Centennial Biomedical Campus, our Equine Health, and Farm Animal Programs know that the investment that horse owners, trainers, and producers make in their animals is a critical component of their bottom line. Providing state-of-the-art care and research that preserves and enhances the health of these animals is at the heart of everything that we do.

The Veterinary Health and Wellness Center specializes in integrative clinical services for companion animals. Services such as Rehabilitation and Behavioral Medicine are open for both referral and direct appointments. Additionally, the Health & Wellness Center is home to our Exotic Animal Medicine Service.

Hospital Leadership

Associate Dean and Director, Veterinary Medical Services

Steven L Marks, BVSc, MS, MRCVS, DACVIM

Clinical Professor, Critical Care and Internal Medicine/Associate Dean and Director, Veterinary Medical Services



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