We hope to resume in 2022
2021 Open House Canceled
As a precautionary measure, the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine is canceling this year’s planned Open House that was scheduled for Saturday, May 1, 2021.
As health officials continue to monitor COVID-19, or Coronavirus, the CVM team has decided not to continue with this event, which brings thousands of people from across the state together on campus.
It is important to note that there has been no detection of the virus in any humans or animals at the CVM.
Because of the level of planning and coordination needed with staff, students and external partners to prepare for the Open House, it is important to take this cautious approach now and to get the word out about the change.
The annual CVM Open House is an extremely popular community event, and we understand this will be disappointing news for many, but the safety of our students, staff, visitors and animals is always a top priority in any decision. We look forward to holding this again in the future.
Take a Peek
Behind the Scenes
Interactive. Educational. Entertaining. Learn about animals and animal care, ask questions of experts, and learn what’s new in veterinary medicine.
Tour Our Hospital, Our Labs, and Our Grounds
Learn more about the operations and facilities at our Veterinary Hospital and bring your budding veterinarians to check our what the classrooms and laboratories in a state-of-the-art college of veterinary medicine are like. Then stop by and visit the chicks, and cows, and horses, and turkeys, and goats, and pigs at the Teaching Animal Unit. Make sure to leave time to participate in one of our many events.
VETERINARY HOSPITAL TOUR
Get an in-depth view of our world-class hospital facilities.
and Grounds tour
More than 25 tour stops on two floors and in corrals and pens
Research Building Tour
Learn how scientists are helping to improve and save lives.
Open House Overview Map
View a downloadable map of all tour stops.
Animal-care demonstrations, expert Q and A’s, Vet School Admission talks, working canine obedience demos, and more.
There’s lots going on!
Example Calendar of Events
Dog Group Demonstrations:
10:00 am – State Bureau of Investigation K9 Demo
11:00 am – American Kennel Club: Agility
12:00 pm – State Bureau of Investigation K9 Demo
1:00 pm – Morrisville K9 Unit: Obedience and Search
2:00 pm – American Kennel Club: Agility
Large Animal Demonstrations:
9:30 – Comparative Anatomy
10:00 – Farrier Demo
10:30 – Cooler Horsemanship demos in corral outside LA Hospital
11:00 – Farrier Demo
12:00 – Endoscopy Demo
1:00 – Cooler Horsemanship Demos in corral outside LA Hospital
1:30 – Comparative Anatomy
2:00 – Endoscopy demo
Mare and foal – all day at TAU corral
Haltering & Knots Table – all day
We’re located at 1060 William Moore Drive in Raleigh near the NC State Fairgrounds at the intersection of Hillsborough Street and Blue Ridge Road.
Some things to Note
We welcome all humans old and young. However, if you have had contact with animals in a foreign country within one week of the event, we ask that you not attend due to health risks to our animals. Also:
- 1. Please do not bring your pets to the Open House.
- 2. Wash your hands after touching the animals.
Animal rescue organizations, companion animal training groups, food-animal growers associations, to the Raleigh Aquarium Society – we are pleased to have the valued participation of community partners in our Open House.
Please take the opportunity during the event to visit with representatives of the these groups and learn about their programs.