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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

Director of Student Engagement

HAPPY ST. PATRICK`S DAY! Wear green? Say no more.
Make sure you`re following #NCStateVetMed’s @turtlerescueteam for cute pictures of turtle patients and more information about their important work!

LESS THAN A WEEK AWAY. @ncstate will celebrate Day of Giving on March 22. Why is this day so special? We are able to show you how your contributions changed lives in the #NCStateVetMed community last year and how they will continue to support our innovative research, hardworking students, top notch care and more. Learn more about this year`s areas of greatest need using the link in our bio. #GivingPack ...

HAPPY HUMP DAY! Casey the baby camel came to #NCStateVetMed last week for a health certificate with her owner Dana. Dr. Tara Harrison gave her the all clear, and though she currently lives as a pet on a farm in Raleigh, she’s packing up her things and heading down to Florida for warmer weather! ...

OPEN HOUSE ACTIVITIES! ICYMI - the Annual #NCStateVetMed Open House is returning in just a few weeks on March 25! We`ve got some exciting activities lined up - from cow milking to face painting to the Teddy Bear Clinic. Will we see you there? Check out the full list of activities and updates using the link in our bio. ...

LEADING THE WAY. For #WomensHistoryMonth, @ncstate highlighted three leaders, including #NCStateVetMed student Lakhia Fuller, to learn about the challenges they face, the joys they find in their work and the marks they hope to make on the world. @ncsu_snabv Read Lakhia`s story at the link in our profile. #vetstudent #vetschool #womenempowerment ...

TOOTH TIME. @AVMAvets sponsors #NationalPetDentalHealthMonth every February because home dental care helps protect pets against dental disease and problems. Dental care is so important, #NCStateVetMed ramped up its program. Read more using the link in our bio. ...

FACULTY EXCELLENCE X 3. The NC State University Faculty Scholars program recognizes outstanding academic achievements and teaching, service and scholarship contributions. For 2023, #NCStateVetMed has THREE scholars. Congratulations, Drs. Callahan, Gruen and Mishra! Read the story at the link in our profile! ...

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.