Community Campus Partnership
The Community Campus Partnership offers a range of veterinary services to our surrounding communities, while providing opportunities for students to practice routine surgical procedures, and diagnose and treat common diseases of dogs and cats. Our service-learning and experiential-learning programs equip the next generation of veterinarians with the community-oriented competencies necessary to practice in a changing veterinary environment. These competencies will make a difference in the lives of their clients as well as in the diverse communities they serve.
- Wake County House Call Practice
- Animal Shelter Planned Pethood Program
- Caring For the Pets Of Emotionally Disturbed Children in Central North Carolina
- Feral Cat Spay and Neuter Project
- Community Classroom Experiential Learning
Animal Shelter Planned Pethood Program
The Planned Pethood Program operates at a statewide and county level.
Statewide Animal Shelter Planned Pethood Program
A collaboration with shelter and animal rescue organizations and the North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association allows second and third year students to hone medicine and surgery skills and serve a segment of the pet population that normally would not have access to medical care.
Caring for the Pets of Emotionally Disturbed Children in Central North Carolina
PEN-PALS, a collaboration of Pitt, Edgecombe, and Nash Public Academic Liaison Services, includes leaders from social services, public schools, mental health, the seventh judicial district, and East Carolina University. PEN-PALS has identified the importance of the human-animal bond in treating emotionally disturbed children. (currently on hold)
Feral Cat Spay and Neuter Project
Feral cat populations in the communities on the Outer Banks of North Carolina represent a growing problem for condominium associations and many businesses. To ameliorate this problem, fall and spring spay neuter and rabies vaccination clinics are carried out in cooperation with local animal control and rescue organizations, veterinarians, and businesses.
Community Classroom Experiential Learning
A two-week fourth-year elective has been established in a local small animal practices to reinforce skills in problem-solving, general medicine and surgery, client communication, and principles of practice management.
Doctors and Staff
The Community Campus Partnership Program is directed by Dr. Kelli Ferris. Her achievements were recognized recently when she was inducted into the Academy Of Outstanding Teachers and the Academy of Faculty Engaged in Extension.