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VETS DEN

A virtual resource to engage and introduce North Carolina
students and advisors to the veterinary profession.

Mission

To offer students and advisors of a North Carolina high school, college, or university the opportunity to learn about the veterinary profession, receive access to skilled and qualified individuals practicing in the veterinary field, nurture the interest in the veterinary profession, and serve as a conduit of information to grow the profession in the state of North Carolina.

Welcome to the VETS DEN

The NC State College of Veterinary Medicine sponsors the VETS DEN in order to motivate and inspire individuals considering the veterinary profession.  As the NC State CVM is the only veterinary college in the state of North Carolina we seek to introduce North Carolina students and advisors of a high school, college, or university to the many amazing professions and possibilities in the veterinary world. The program is free and open to North Carolina students to not only learn more about the veterinary profession, but to also create connections with the NC State CVM and other partners in the veterinary profession.

VETS DEN will host live sessions the second Tuesday of each month during the fall and spring semesters.  These sessions will give the opportunity for students to hear from accomplished and interesting members of the veterinary profession.  These individuals will present an area of the veterinary profession in a zoom format.  Invitations to these sessions will be sent out via email and those that register in the VETS DEN portal and complete the quick form will ensure that they receive notice with details for each event.  We encourage you to join us and connect with our veterinary partners.  

If you are a student or advisor of a North Carolina High School, College, or University you may access the VETS DEN portal and register to attend our sessions by selecting the presentation(s) that you wish to attend and complete the quick registration form.

DatePresenterVeterinary Topic
1/9/2024Dr. Derek FosterFood Animal and Ruminant Medicine
2/13/2024Dr. Teresa DeFrancescoCardiology Medicine
3/12/2024Dr. Mariea Ross-EstradaSmall Animal Primary Care
4/9/2024Dr. Dan DombrowskiMuseum Veterinarian
9/10/2024Dr. Callie FogleEquine
10/8/2024Dr. Greg LewbartZoological Medicine
11/12/2024Dr. Matthew BreenResearch
12/10/2024Dr. Marnie MetzlerLab Animal

To find out more about the veterinary profession please feel free to explore the following links:

Become a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at NC State – Admission Process for the DVM

Learn more about potential career paths for a Veterinarian from the AAVMC 

Learn more about potential career paths for a Veterinarian from the AVMA

Become a Veterinary Technician – Accredited AVMA CVTEA Programs 

Learn more about Veterinary Technicians and Veterinary Assistants from the AVMA 

Frequently Asked Questions

North Carolina State University is a land-grant university designed to serve the citizens of North Carolina and this opportunity is a part of the resources of the university made for the benefit of North Carolina students.

North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine is the only college or university in the state of North Carolina that offers a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine program.  In the nation there are over 35 Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine colleges.  The admission process for each school may be different, so we encourage students to evaluate the specific college or university‚Äôs website when considering applying to a DVM program. If you are researching into veterinary colleges we would recommend the following resources:

The AAVMC (American Association of Veterinary Medical Colleges) offers many resources for those researching the veterinary path.

If you are interested in learning more about the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine we encourage you to consider exploring the Admission Process for the DVM.

Veterinary Technicians and Veterinary Assistants are trained through a variety of colleges and universities.  NC State does not offer training for these roles, but there are opportunities in the state of North Carolina and nationally to complete a program.

Become a Veterinary Technician – Accredited AVMA CVTEA Programs 

Learn more about Veterinary Technicians and Veterinary Assistants from the AVMA 

Contact 

If you have questions feel free to contact us at dvminformation@ncsu.edu