Unique Culture of Collaboration
At NC State Veterinary Medicine life is equal parts thinking and doing. Our whole campus is set up to immerse you in the Veterinary experience from a state-of-the-art hospital to a working farm to labs and classrooms that have the latest equipment. Add to that a culture of collaboration that is exemplified in our common spaces where students can gather and trade ideas or just have fun, and you have a campus environment where you are set for success and to make connections that will last a lifetime.
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Taking the Oath
The White Coat Ceremony
Each year the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine formally welcomes their incoming freshmen into the veterinary profession with their participation in a White Coat Ceremony. During the ceremony, the incoming class is “cloaked” with a white laboratory coat, a traditional symbol of the medical sciences.
NC State values diversity. Not only do we all benefit from multiple viewpoints, experiences and perspectives, diversity is critical to our academic mission. Without it, our students simply could not succeed in today’s competitive global marketplace — let alone become conscientious global citizens.
Everyone who comes to NC State enriches us through their varied knowledge and backgrounds. And we expect everyone to give of their talents, skills, time and effort to make NC State an environment of inclusive excellence for all.
The House System
We’re not quite Hogwarts, but NC State Veterinary Medicine has something in common with the world of Harry Potter.
Students are sorted into four houses as part of a college-wide wellness initiative. Throughout the academic year, the houses, which boast groups of students reflecting differences in backgrounds and areas of study, compete to earn points by participating in various campus events.
The house model focuses on promoting intellectual growth, mental and emotional health, social development, cultural competence and physical health.
Health and Safety
Your health and safety are among the most important factors in your success at NC State. We offer a full-service, nationally recognized student health center to support your physical and mental health, and we’re committed to building a safe, secure campus environment.