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COVID-19 Update: The NC State Veterinary Hospital is expanding services, but still only seeing a limited number of cases at this time. Click to learn more about appointments.


Volunteer with Us!

At  this time, volunteering in our lab is limited to North Carolina State University Veterinary Students and undergraduates.

However, we are always looking for people to foster a turtle (or two!) through their rehabilitation process.  Turtles receiving intensive medical treatment and care stay at our lab during that process.  However, once the treatments are complete, many of the turtles are not completely ready to be released into the wild.  Thus, we try to find foster homes for the turtles during this recovery phase.  By doing so, it not only frees up room in our lab so we can treat more injured and sick turtles, but it also reduces the stress level for the turtle while also receiving more attention and care.

If you are interested in fostering a turtle, please contact the rehab coordinators at and indicate where you live, your experience level with turtles, species preference (i.e. any aquatic turtle, only Painted Turtles…etc), and/or any additional information you think we might find useful (i.e. outdoor pond in backyard…etc.)

Apply for a TRT License Plate

For those interested in obtaining an NCSU-CVM Turtle Rescue Team (TRT) license plate, now’s the time to fill out your form, and submit payment.  Regular numbered plates will cost $30.00 and vanity plates (up to four characters) are $60.00.  The details and what’s required from you are on the attached form. Each annual registration will generate $10 for the TRT!

Click here to download a printable TRT license plate application: Application -Turtle Rescue Team (1)

Please send the completed application, along with a check payable to NC State CVM to:

Turtle Rescue Team
1060 William Moore Drive
Raleigh, NC 27607

Once we have 300 forms and financial commitments the DOT will make the license plates! Please be advised that this will likely take several months, and perhaps even longer, so your fee may be tied up for some time without a plate being delivered

Here’s a sample of the new plate:

TRT license plate sample