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Student Experience

We're a lively campus community brimming with opportunities to enrich your studies, connect with peers and grow intellectually and personally.

A Caring, Collaborative Culture

Our college has unparalleled academic programs — but what happens beyond our classroom walls is pretty exceptional, too.

Students study and socialize alongside a welcoming, tightly connected cohort of peers who, like them, are inquisitive, empathetic and ethically driven. They engage with faculty and staff who are rooting for their success. And they discover countless exciting extracurricular options.

Ignite new passions while studying abroad in spots like South Africa or the Galapagos. Build your skill set with research projects conducted in world-class labs. Kindle lifelong friendships with close-knit classmates. It all happens here, and we want you to be part of it.

Sarah Ho

CVM Director of Student Engagement

ONE MONTH AWAY! #NCStateVetMed will host its Open House on Saturday, March 23. Join us at this annual free event where you can learn more about the operations and facilities at the NC State Veterinary Hospital. Bring your budding veterinarians to check out what the classrooms and laboratories in our state-of-the-art College of Veterinary Medicine are like. Stop by and visit the chicks, cows, horses, goats and pigs from our Teaching Animal Unit. There will also be plenty of hands-on activities for all ages! For more information, head to the link in our bio. ...

A College for Everyone

The College of Veterinary Medicine is home to a diverse, talented group of students from a wide variety of backgrounds. No matter who you are or where you’re coming from, there’s a place for you on our campus.

Fostering equity and inclusion is critical to our university’s mission. Within the college, we have a dedicated Office of Diversity that organizes programming and initiatives to enhance the diversity of the veterinary profession and the cultural competence of our students.

We believe varied perspectives and experiences are what make this college strong. We also believe in building our community as a team, so your input and ideas will be valued, and every part of you will be embraced.

We’re wildly supportive of one another. We also have a lot of fun together. We can find a reason to celebrate almost anything.

CVM alumna Allyson Patterson feeds a cow in the Teaching Animal Unit.

Allyson Patterson, DVM

Class of 2022

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A 360-Degree Experience

We focus on supporting the whole student, mind and body, so you’ll have access to holistic resources that reach well beyond your coursework.

Whether you’re expanding your mind, mapping out your future, making new connections or teaming up with staff ready to help you face any challenge, you’ll find ample ways to better yourself and thrive here.