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Phone: 919.513.6421
Fax: 919.513.6689
1060 William Moore Drive
Raleigh, NC 27607

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2012 American Pre-Veterinary Medical Association Symposium

March 2 - 4, 2012


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Class Schedule

Lab Schedule



During registration you will be permitted to sign up for 1 lab session. Labs have a limited number of space and will be closed as they are filled.



8AM-10 AM 10AM-12 PM 12PM 1PM-3PM 3PM-5PM






Anatomy Lab Wildlife Rehab Wildlife Rehab


Cadaver Lab


Cadaver Lab

Clinical Skills Lab Suture Lab Suture Lab Critical Care Lab Critical Care Lab
B-222 Herpetile Handling Herptile Handling Herpetile Handling Herpetile Handling
Necropsy Lab Swine Necropsy  Swine Necropsy
Duke Lemur Center Tour Tour
Dairy Education Unit Unit Tour/Milking   Unit Tour/Milking Unit Tour/Milking
Equine TAU Therio Lab Therio Lab Therio Lab Therio Lab
Swine Unit Swine Blood Draw Swine Blood Draw
Small Ruminant Unit Ruminant Lab Ruminant Lab
Outside Vet School Physical Exams Physical Exams Physical Exams Physical Exams
Conservator's Center  TOUR   TOUR

Lab Descriptions

Critical Care Lab: In this hands on lab, students will be able to learn practice care of critical ill patients. Cadavers will be used to practice bone marrow catheters, subcutaneous fluids and chest drains.

Conservator's Center Tour:  "Conservator"s Center is a nonprofit organization that preserves threatened species through rescuing wildife in need, responsible captive breeding, and providing educational programs and support worldwide.  On a visit to the Conservator's Center, you will meet our animals up close.  An experienced tour guide will tell you their individual stories, and describe each species role in their natural ecosystem.  Most of our friendly and curious lions, tigers, and wolves enjoy greeting and observing their visitors.  You will be equally enchanted by our smaller species, including binturongs, New Guinea singing dogs, ringtailed lemurs, servals, caracals, bobcats, lynx, and jungle cats.  Tour is outside"

Dairy Unit Tour: Students will explore all aspects of the Dairy Industry at NC State's own Dairy Farm where they will learn about calf management, milking procedures and dairy husbandry.

Duke Lemur Center Tour: Students will be touring Duke University's Lemur center in Durham, NC where they will learn about the different species and aspects of veterinary medicine in a research setting.

Fish/Turtle Cadaver Lab: Ectotherm Anatomy Laboratory: A number of invertebrate, fish, amphibian, and reptile cadavers will be available for inspection and dissection in this hands-on laboratory. The exact numbers and species will depend on availability.

Herptile Handling: Experience different methods of housing and handling our herptiles. Students will use live specimens to practice under the guidance of the Reptile Rescue of the Carolinas.

Physical Exams: Wake County SPCA along with current veterinary students will be teaching students the proper technique for physical/wellness exams using puppies and other dogs from their facility.

Ruminant Lab: Students will be processing kids and making their dams ready for lactation. Topics such as parasitology and management will be touched on as well

Suture Lab: Taught by NC State CVM Surgery Club, Students will participate in learning and practicing suture techniques

Swine Necropsy: Taught by Dr. Glen Almond, students will be receiving hands-on experience while participating in a swine necropsy* *=must take swine health management lecture in order to enroll

Swine blood draw: Students will be allowed to experience the blind stick technique using live weanling pigs under the supervision of Dr. WIlliam Flowers. Possibility of farrowing exercises as well.

Theriogenology: Equine Theriogenology. Students will be taughtthe correct methods for semen handling as well as be ableto experience the collection of a stallion from the Equine Educational Unit to receive a glimpse into the life of a theriogenologist.

Wildlife Rehab with Blue Ridge Wildlife Institute: Learn about different anatomical structures of wildlife in NC using animal models!