Pet Owner Information

When advanced veterinary expertise and care is needed, you want the best. At the NC State Veterinary Hospital (VH) at the College of Veterinary Medicine, your pet will benefit from the cutting-edge knowledge and technology that you would expect from NC State University. They will be cared for by a medical staff that has been handpicked for their patient-centered approach and genuine compassion.

Our experienced specialists work with you, and with your primary care veterinarian, to tailor the diagnostic and treatment plan to your pet’s individual needs, and to your unique situation and wishes. We understand what you’re going through, because we’ve been there. We do our very best to make this experience as smooth as possible.

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About Your Care Team 

With over 100 specialists on staff, we are the preeminent veterinary hospital in North Carolina and one of the largest in the country. When you visit us, an entire team of experts will be caring for your pet.

 Faculty: Our attending clinicians are nationally recognized veterinarians who have had many years of training, typically including internship and residency programs, as well as board certification.

 TechniciansOur veterinary technicians and assistants manage patient care, following the treatment plan created by your pet’s veterinarians. They also facilitate communication between you and your pet’s veterinarians. 

 Client ServicesOur client services representatives are typically the first people you interact with. They manage patient check-in, communication with the referring veterinarian, and appointments.

 ResidentsOur residents are licensed veterinarians and have typically already completed a one year internship and are pursuing a three year residency for training in a particular specialty area.

InternsOur interns are licensed veterinarians who are pursuing a one-year internship for advanced training.

 4th Year StudentsOur 4th year Doctor of Veterinary Medicine students rotate through each service every two to four weeks, in order to gain experience in the clinical setting.

Client Resources 

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Expectations on Arrival

Making decisions about treatment options can be overwhelming. It is our goal to make your experience with the VH as positive as possible.

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Financial Policy and Billing

It is our goal to serve you in every way possible, including making your financial experience clear, understandable and easy to navigate.

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Family and Community Services

We understand human-animal relationships, traumatic loss, and grief and provide a range of resources from self-help guides to our on-staff clinical counselors.

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Pet Safety Tips

Keeping your pet safe is the most important part of keeping both you and your pet happy. 

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Attractions and Hotels

Need a pet friendly hotel or looking for something to do? 

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Clinical Studies

Go to the Clinical Studies page for information on current clinical studies. Details include the study’s purpose, benefits for participating, and financial incentive information.

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