CVM Partnerships

Collaboration is central to our vision of progress. Our partners - pet owners, veterinarians, donors, private and governmental research entities - are key to our combined success.

The Human Animal Bond

Animals touch our daily lives and provide connections that are deep, enduring, and fundamental to our very existence. Our specialists understand the human-animal bond as a “mutually beneficial and dynamic interaction between people and animals that is essential to the health and well-being of both.” Providing leading-edge and compassionate care for animals— whether these patients are pets, working or service animals, horses, food animals or wildlife is the guiding focus of the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine.

Every time I visit the CVM campus I see the faces of the families who love their pets, and get to witness their emotions turn from worry to comfort and hope.

Randolph Reid

Randolph Reid
Past President, NCVMF Board

Building Powerful Connections

At NC State College of Veterinary Medicine we firmly believe that we can better achieve our goals working together in partnership with other universities, businesses and interest groups to achieve better health outcomes for both animals and people. A partnership with NC State College of Veterinary Medicine offers unique resources and benefits: access to leading research facilities, faculty and graduate students; and opportunities for education, training and career development.


The College of Veterinary Medicine has a mandate as to serve the public. This outreach takes many forms. Faculty serve the State of North Carolina during declared emergencies as leaders on the State Animal Response Team. Our faculty and students work with North Carolina animal shelters to provide spay neuter surgeries for adoptable animals.

The Small Animal Emergency Service is always staffed and large animal specialists are on call to support animal owners when the family veterinarian is not available. Our epidemiologists track infectious zoonotic diseases and assist state officials with issues of agrosecurity, biopreparedness, and public health. Faculty also investigate food issues in the lab and consult with producers in the field to ensure “farm to fork” food safety. The College disseminates new knowledge by offering alumni and other veterinarians numerous continuing education opportunities through conferences, institutes, workshops, and classes.

$33 millionIn donor gifts provided scholarships, professorships, and research.

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Together, Improving the Lives of Animals and Humans

Animals touch our daily lives from the food we eat, the products we consume, and the health care advances we enjoy to the companionship, entertainment, and services they provide. The health and well being of these animals is at the heart of veterinary medicine. The effective integration of veterinary medicine, animal science, ethics, and public policy will help dictate how successfully the diverse needs of humans and various animals—wildlife as well as domesticated animals—are met on a local and global scale.

The College is a community dedicated to animal health and well being and is committed to leading the conversation regarding animal welfare and the human animal bond.

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