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Central Procedures Laboratory (CPL)


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The Central Procedures Laboratory (CPL) is a research support service center which provides surgical, procedural, and technical support to facilitate your research needs. CPL has three small animal (<200 lbs) and one large animal (>200 lbs) operating rooms with support areas to meet all your surgical needs. These include instrument preparation, surgeon preparation, small animal preparation, and small animal and large animal recovery rooms. In addition, CPL has large and small procedure rooms, radiology, storage (dry and cold), laboratory space, and trained technicians

In addition to support space and technical expertise, CPL is housed at the North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine. The College is recognized on the strengths of its teaching, research, engagement, and patient care and encompasses 20 buildings on the main Centennial Biomedical Campus. With internationally recognized specialist in all veterinary clinical specialties and instruction in three departments — Clinical Sciences, Molecular Biomedical Sciences, and Population Health & Pathobiology, the College is a leader in One Health. The Veterinary Health Complex is composed of the 110,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art Randall B. Terry, Jr. Companion Animal Veterinary Medical Center, the Equine and Farm Animal Veterinary Center, the Veterinary Health and Wellness Center, and Satellite and Field Veterinary Services.

List of specific equipment and services can be found at the sidebar on right side of page.

If you are external to NCSU and would like to learn more about collaborations with NCSU
please contact one of our laboratory animal veterinarians
- Dr. Gabe McKeon, University Attending Veterinarian (

- Lauren Buslinger, VS Supervisor and Research Operations Manager (

- Tyler Long, Clinical Veterinarian (