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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Cat With Rare Cancer Gets a Helping Hand
With a love for attention and overflowing with affection, Bernice the cat took to her new family — and even strangers — immediately after being adopted at the age of 4. But soon, the domestic shorthair would become something of a medical puzzle, eventually decoded by the skilled clinicians at the NC State Veterinary Hospital.
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.