|3. (tie) North Carolina State University
The North Carolina State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM)—with the main campus encompassing 20 buildings on 180 acres near downtown Raleigh—prepares veterinarians and veterinary scientists while advancing animal and human health from the cellular level through entire ecosystems.
The community includes 155 faculty, 400 staff members, more than 300 DVM students, 75 graduate students, and 75 interns and residents. There is a focus on six program areas: Companion Animal Medicine, Food Supply Medicine, Biomedical Research, Ecosystem Health, Equine Medicine, and Animal Welfare. Instruction in Clinical Sciences, Molecular Biomedical Sciences, and Population Health & Pathobiology leads to the four-year Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree or master and doctoral degrees in a variety of areas with numerous opportunities for specialization.
While more than 20,000 patients are diagnosed and treated annually by clinicians in the Veterinary Teaching Hospital (VTH), construction is nearing completion for the 110,000 square-foot Randall B. Terry, Jr. Companion Animal Veterinary Medical Center, which will feature the latest in medical technology and more than double the clinical space of the current VTH. Major research centers include the Center for Comparative Medicine and Translational Research, the Center for Chemical Toxicology Research and Pharmacokinetics, Environmental Medicine Consortium, and the Center for Marine Sciences and Technology.
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