College Tour

Go behind the scenes of the #3 veterinary college in the country.

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Lower Floor:

  • 1. Library: Come draw your favorite animal, relax and enjoy animal books or videos on care and training, observe a 3D printer in action, or explore virtual horse or dog anatomy.

    2. Green Commons: Learn how human and veterinary medicine complement one another and visit the One health, Public Health, Laboratory Animal and Research Awareness Booths. Also make sure to visit the class of 2018 at the toxicology exhibit as well!

    3. Main Hallway: Visit with members of student organizations focused on international travel, business, diversity, and volunteer opportunities in veterinary medicine.

    4. South Theater. Live Surgical Demonstrations broadcast from surgery: 10 & 1;
    Admissions Committee discussion for interested students/families 11 & 2. Live Q&A …

    5. Blue Commons: Learn about the DVM admission process and the importance of diversity and inclusion at NCSU and in the Veterinary field. The Surgery Club hosts a Teddy Bear Clinic where a future veterinarian can stitch up your teddy bear’s wounds.

10:00 am
Careers in Veterinary Medicine
10:30 am
If Animals Could Talk (Behavior)
11:00 am
Rehab: Old, Lame or Injured – How to Get Your Pet Back on Four Feet
1:00 pm
Rehab:Old, Lame or Injured – How to Get Your Pet Back on Four Feet
2:00 pm
Dinner Time: What Animals Eat
2:30 pm
Be a Vet for a Day

7 Outside Corral: Mare and foal on view all day with physical exam demonstrations 10-2:30 by the Equine Club members every 30 minutes on the hour and half hour.

8 Milking Parlor: See the source of your milk, cheese, yogurt, and ice cream. Automatic milking system demonstration at 11 & 1.

9 Outside North Theater: VETS “Dress like a Vet” Photo Booth. Get your face painted! ($$).

10 Dining Area: Indoor seating and tables where you can take a break or sit down to eat your Food Truck goodies. Howling Cow Ice Cream ($$).

11 Shipping Dock: Food Trucks and hand washing stations.

12 Anatomy Lab: Meet first year students (Class of 2020) and check out awesome animal skeletons and models.13 Microscope Lab: Parasite Parade: Let the class of 2019 teach you about Heartworms, ticks, and fleas. PathHeads shows you how they help diagnose disease.

Upper Floor:

14 Nutrition and your pet: Learn how to decipher a pet food label at the Nutrition Service and Lab/Nutrition Club.

15 Firestone Hall of Discovery:
Learn about “A Mission for Molly” and Canine Epilepsy Research.
Take part in a “mini” trial with the Clinical Studies Core and learn how you and your pet can make a difference for all. Explore veterinary professional careers with the North Carolina Association of Veterinary Technicians.

16 Upper Walkway: Live surgery viewable through glass.

17 D239: Live Surgical Demonstrations broadcast from surgery: 10 & 1

18 Room D236: Meet the Wildlife, Avian, Aquatic and Zoological Medicine Club (WAAZM), and get up close to native wildlife such as turtles, snakes, and lizards. You can also learn about our WOLFPACK.

19 Room D232: Learn about our Exotic Animal Service from Dr. Lewbart who specializes in invertebrates, fishes, amphibians, and reptiles. Stop by and wash your hands and learn about the transmission of diseases from our Public Health Club.

20 Conference Room : Learn about our General Practice service. Talk to the Companion Animal Wellness club about wellness and preventative care.

21 Conference Room C247: Behavioral Services. Plus talk to the Behavior club students.

22 Health Center Hallway: Show off how you brush your pet’s teeth at the Veterinary Dentistry Booth! Don’t know how? Learn on our interactive models. Learn about our Blood Bank. Enjoy the Purebred Show Cats and learn about feline and canine medicine from the Feline Club, Shelter Medicine Club, and The Morris Animal Foundation.

23 Simulation Lab (SimLab): See how vet students learn! They practice clinical procedures and surgery (such as blood draws, suturing, catheter placement) using a large variety of models. They start with very basic skills. Practice using your hands instead of your eyes to identify objects.

24 AnimalScan: See one of the few animal MRI units in the country.

25 Radiology Room: Learn what the Equine and Farm Animal Service offers patients.

26 Breezeway: Learn how the CVM helps veterinarians care for North Carolina’s poultry, swine, cattle, sheep, and goats and get up close with our own farm animals. Learn about the many equine services provided by the Equine and Farm Animal Veterinary Center (EFAVC).

27 Outside (back): Fistulated Steer demonstrations at 10:30, 1:30 & 2:30.

28 Outside (front): Buy a CVM T-Shirt and other merchandise from SCAVMA. Proceeds go to student organizations.

29 Outside (front): Milk a Cow with the help of the Bovine Club ($$) and try Howling Cow Milk ($$).

30 Outside (front): Large Animal Demos
9:15 Comparative Anatomy
9:45 Farriery Demo – ZH Horseshoeing
10:15 Equine Endoscopy
10:45 Farriery Demo – ZH Horseshoeing
12:15 Comparative Anatomy
1:00 Mustang Demo – Mary Miller Jordan
1:30 Equine Endoscopy
2:00 Mustang Demo – Mary Miller Jordan

Large Animal Exhibitors:
Carolina Hoofbeats
Helping Horse Therapeutic Riding Program
NCCA (NC Cattlemen’s Association)
Mustang training
NC Sheep Producers
NCART (North Carolina Animal Response Team)

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