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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

FROM THE FIELD 2024! Summer break is here for students, and we`re excited to bring back our #NCStateVetMed From the Field dispatch series with five new students for 2024. We will be following Chase Carey, working with wildlife in Kentucky; Meghan Chung, working at the San Diego Zoo; Hannah Dion, researching ruminant blood transfusions in Raleigh; Shafarah Dixon, doing small animal work in North Carolina and Georgia; and Caitlyn Coleman, completing equine internships in four states; as they spread out across the country to learn, innovate and #ThinkAndDo! Check back weekly as updates come in using 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.