North Carolina State University
Student Services Office
College of Veterinary Medicine
North Carolina State University
1060 William Moore Drive, Box 8401
Raleigh NC 27607
Telephone: (919) 513-6262
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Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine consistently ranks as
one of the leading veterinary educational programs in North America. Located in
the state capital of Raleigh, the campus resides in one of the most desirable
areas to live and work. The region is home to one of the nation’s leading research
parks and provides students with opportunities for collaborations in
biotechnology, biomedicine, and environmental health with industry and
government researchers, clinical trial companies, and other academic
colleagues. Featuring 160 faculty members and a capacity for 400 veterinary
medical students, the college also offers training for interns, residents, and graduate
students. The campus includes a state-of the- art teaching hospital,
classrooms, a working farm, research and teaching laboratories, and a variety
of additional amenities. The Randall B. Terry, Jr., Companion Animal Veterinary
Medical Center offers cutting-edge technologies for imaging, cardiac care,
cancer treatment, and internal medicine and surgery, and handles more than
34,000 referral cases a year. In addition, the educational model has been fully
revamped with an eye on the future, equipping students for success in private
practice, industry, government, and academia, with emphasis on teamwork, client
interactions, and communication skills. The NC State Veterinary Medicine community
enhances animal and human health and well-being through the education and
advanced training of veterinarians and comparative biomedical scientists. The
community is dedicated to providing leadership in veterinary care, biomedical
discovery, and societal engagement that addresses complex global issues facing
animal, human, and environmental health. It raises the bar for teaching,
healing, and scientific discovery in the 21st century.
Pool (prior year) – 2018 Cycle
Resident # - 233
Non-Resident # -
International Applicants: Yes
Date pre-reqs must
be completed: Have no more than two (2) pre-requisites outstanding in the
spring semester of the application cycle (Spring 2020).
required grade – C-
Through VMCAS: No
AP Policy: must
appear on official college transcripts with course name and credit hours and be
equivalent to the appropriate college-level coursework. o
International Transcripts: all international academic
transcripts evaluated by a credential evaluation service.
GRE Test Deadline:
Deadline: August 15
Required: No – 2 are recommended to come from a veterinarian
cumulative GPA 3.0 Resident, 3.4 Nonresident
Required Grades 3.0
Resident, 3.4 Nonresident
Required minimum of
last 45: 3.0 Resident, 3.4 Nonresident
PROCESS & DEADLINES
Date: May 9, 2019
Deadline Date September 17
o Supplemental Deadline Date: Wednesday, September 18, 2019, at 1 pm
eLOR Received Date:
GRE Scores Received
Date: September 17
Offers released: by
o If YES, amount: $300
Defers granted: Yes
Last 45 GPA
DATA (PRIOR YEAR) 2018 Cycle
GRE Average and
Avg – Analytical
Range: 8% -98%
Avg - Quantitative
Range – 12% - 97%
Avg – Verbal – 69%
Range – 24% - 99%
GPA Average and
Avg – Overall –
Range – 3.06 – 4.00
Avg – Last 45 –
Range – 3.13 – 4.00
Avg – Required
Course – 3.67
Range – 2.95 – 4.00
applications - 1068
/ COST OF ATTENDANCE
*For current year (2020 matriculation)
DVM/PhD - The
Combined DVM/PhD accepts students to the Comparative Biomedical Sciences where
they study with faculty who are employing state-of-the-art techniques to
address a number of interesting scientific problems in the basic and applied biomedical
Combined DVM/MBA -
Applicants interested in the combined degree program must be accepted by both the
College of Veterinary Medicine and the Jenkins MBA Program.
Aquaculture Scholar Program
The University of
North Carolina (UNC) System Veterinary Education Access (UNC-SVEA) Program
professional program calls for two phases of education. A preclinical
three-year phase is followed by a clinical phase in the fourth year of
training. The first through the third year of the professional program are
concerned with a gradual progression from a basic science presentation to a
more clinical application of veterinary science. Two summer vacation periods
are allowed in the first three years of the professional program.
students must complete required and elective rotations that vary depending on
the students’ selected focus area. Students must complete 43 credits in the
senior year: 40 credits of clinical rotations and three credits in Clinical
Conference. The clinic year consists of 24 blocks, two-to-three weeks in
length, with up to four vacation blocks and three extramural experiences
(Clinician Scientist, Epidemiology, & Food Animal Focus Areas have
different extramural requirements). A total of 168 credit hours are required
for graduation. Clinical Conference presentations are required of each senior.
of Summer (or other) research programs)) - Summer Research Internship Program
for Firstand Second-year Veterinary Medicine Students
The objective of
the Veterinary Scholars Program is to provide veterinary students with mentored
research experiences in biomedical laboratories located within our College of
Veterinary Medicine. Students are expected to complete 10 weeks of full time
research over the course of the summer. In addition to working in research
laboratories, there will be several joint events held during the summer for all
§ The Certificate in Global Health is a formal academic certificate for
veterinary students that examines the complexities inherent in improving health
on a global scale.
§ During the program, students will be introduced to global health
issues and challenges, and develop an understanding of key concepts, tools and
frameworks essential for continued study in global health. Students will learn about
the importance of understanding and addressing global health through multidisciplinary
frameworks and collaborations, and complete an experiential International Research
§ The Teaching Animal Unit (TAU) is located just east of the College of
Veterinary Medicine on approximately 80 of the campus’ 180 acres. The staff and
PHP residents are actively involved in training the veterinary students who
participate in laboratory training during Years 1-3 of the professional DVM
curriculum. The TAU is a dynamic teaching lab for veterinary students to learn
husbandry, production management, and routine procedures used in livestock
production. Students are able to observe and work with normal animals in a real
§ The TAU is consistently one of the most popular activities in which
veterinary students engage at NC State. They have regularly scheduled labs during
Years 1-3, and make visits as part of their senior rotations during Year 4. The
Unit consists of six sub units that reflect the principal food animal groups.
§ Students are sorted into four houses as part of a collegewide 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.
makes an applicant competitive for admissions?
meet or exceed our minimum grade requirements for cumulative, required, and
last 45 credit hour grade point averages. In addition to academic criteria, you
will be evaluated on various non-academic criteria. The Admissions Committee
will be looking for students who are academically curious, well-rounded and
mature. Students who are interested in veterinary medicine should pursue jobs,
clubs and other activities that expose them to the profession and to different species
of animals. A diverse amount of veterinary and animal experience is highly recommended.
you require an admissions interview?
No. We do
not require an interview.
do I have to submit?
Veterinary Medical College Application Service (VMCAS) application; the NC
State Supplemental Application; official transcripts of completed coursework;
Graduate Record Exam (GRE) scores.
applications from NC State alumni get preference?
all applicants on the same criteria no matter what college they have attended. Each
cycle we receive more applications from NC State than any other school.
Therefore, we admit and deny more applicants from NC State than any other
many applications do you receive and how many are accepted?
more than 1,000 applications each year and that number continues to increase. We
admit an incoming class of 100 students each year – approximately 80 North
Carolina residents and 20 non-residents.
I have to have a Bachelor’s degree to get in?
degree is not required for admission into the DVM program. An applicant just needs
to satisfy the prerequisites. However, most admitted students do have their
bachelor’s degree by matriculation.
do you accept so many North Carolina residents?
Carolina State University is a land-grant university designed to serve the
citizens of North Carolina in subject areas including, but not limited to, the
practical teaching of agriculture, science, military science, engineering and
education. The state of North Carolina funds higher education in an effort to offer
strong educational opportunities to its citizenry. Therefore, slot allocation
priority is given to North Carolina residents.
there majors you prefer?
can be any major they choose, and the required pre-professional courses can be obtained
through the curricula of a number of fields of study. A majority of applicants
are science majors, such as: Biology, Animal Science, Zoology, and Chemistry.
should I take the prerequisite courses?
take the prerequisite courses at any accredited two-year or four-year college
or university. This includes courses taken via distance education at those
you accept online courses?
prerequisite courses may be completed either online or in a classroom setting.
The courses must be completed at an accredited two-year or four-year college or