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For additional giving opportunities, please contact the NC Veterinary Medical Foundation at (919) 513-6660.

Area of Greatest Need

Here at the CVM, we are training a new generation of veterinarians, exploring new treatments and pioneering new technology.  We cannot be our best without the help and support of friends like you. Your contribution to the Area of Greatest Need supports programs and services of the North Carolina Veterinary Medical Foundation. Print Gift Form

Walk of Honor

Designating a brick or paver in the CVM Walk of Honor is the perfect way to tell family and friends how much they mean to you and at the same time support the teaching, health studies and service activities at the College of Veterinary Medicine.  A tax-deductible contribution of $150 or more earns you a brick in the Walk of Honor. Gifts of $500 or more qualify for an 18" stone paver. Each brick and paver in the walkway is a lasting testament honoring a friend - animal or human. Search for a brick or paver  Print Gift Form

Gallop of Honor

Each contribution to the Gallop of Honor directly supports the College of Veterinary Medicine’s Equine Health Program.  This program brings together horse owners, veterinarians and College faculty on issues, research and advancement of horse health.  A contribution of $250 or more entitles you to a bronze, silver or gold horseshoe mounted on a handsome personalized plaque. Search for a horseshoe  Print Gift Form

Your plaque, engraved with your horse’s name, or that of someone important in the life of your horse, will be displayed on the Gallop of Honor Wall at the CVM Large Animal Hospital or at the Equine Health Center at Southern Pines.  With this gift, you will be helping the College set and keep pace with the advances in equine health.  You will contribute to the care and quality of life of horses throughout the Southeast and the nation.

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Animal Welfare

The welfare and treatment of all animals is at the heart of veterinary medicine. The CVM firmly believes that animal welfare and community wellbeing are intimately connected and vital to one another’s interest. Your gift will support animal welfare programs and projects here at the College including the Community-Campus Partnership and the mobile animal hospital, development of a shelter medicine program, disaster preparedness training for veterinarians as well as pet owners, and our lecture series exploring topics in veterinary ethics.

Biomedical Research

Biomedical research is a critical component of both veterinary and human medicine. At the CVM, more than 200 faculty, technicians, and graduate students are engaged in cutting-edge investigations to discover new cures and treatments for humans and animals alike. Your gift will support ongoing research at the College in a variety of disciplines including pulmonary biology, infectious diseases and immunology, toxicology, pharmacology, genomics and epigenetics (the influence of environment on the expression of DNA).

Coat of Excellence

The Coat of Excellence recognition program allows you to honor a special faculty clinician, intern, resident, or support staff member who has touched you and your pet’s life.  Your donation will also support the hospital in providing the same standard of care to other animals and their human companions.  Your tax-deductible gift enables you to name a coat in honor of this special person.  The coat will be embroidered with the name of the recipient of the coat as well as your pet’s name.

For more information on the Coat of Excellence Program, please call Allison Crouch in the CVM Development Office at (919) 513-6427 or email

Companion Animal Health

Your gift will ensure that we are able to provide the best that veterinary medicine has to offer as we train tomorrow’s veterinarians and treat more than 18,000 companion animals each year in our Veterinary Teaching Hospital. From the purchase of new equipment to the development of new academic programs and clinical services, you will be making a difference in the lives of thousands of companion animals. Our faculty are dedicated to animal health and welfare in the areas of cardiology, oncology, internal medicine and more. In addition, your gift will provide care for ownerless animals that arrive sick and injured on our doorstep.

Companion Pet Assistance

As any animal lover knows, veterinary care can be expensive – especially for an injured or sick animal.  We understand that not every client that visits the VTH can easily afford the out-of-pocket cost of services that their animal, our patient, requires.  To that end, we will work with clients to seek alternative sources of funding for their animal’s treatment costs.  Clients unable to qualify for low-cost financing options offered through the VTH are eligible to apply for aid from our Companion Pet Assistance Fund.  The patient must also have a reasonable prognosis for a good long-term recovery.  Money for the Companion Pet Assistance Fund comes from donors who have endowed funds for this purpose, as well as from individual donations.

Disaster Relief

In the wake of storms like Hurricane Floyd and Hurricane Katrina, it has become increasingly clear that animals are just as affected and displaced by natural disasters as people are. The CVM has been there to help animals in the past and will continue to take action to protect and care for animals before, during, and after an emergency, resulting in fewer animals injured and made homeless during a crisis. Your gift will enable an effective and swift response to new disasters as well as fund disaster preparedness and emergency responder training programs at the College.

Ecosystem Health

Veterinarians are essential in maintaining the health of the earth’s varied ecosystems, especially in regards to all of the creatures, big and small, with whom we share this planet. Your gift will support the CVM’s commitment to ecosystem health through initiatives such as the Environmental Medicine Consortium, the zoological medicine residency program, research concerning aquatic animal health and the safety of seafood products, and several national and international wildlife conservation projects.

Equine Health

As a leader in the field of equine medicine, the CVM brings together horse owners, veterinarians, and faculty on the issues, research, and advancements concerning horse health in North Carolina and beyond. Your gift to the College will help us to prepare tomorrow’s equine practitioners,  provide exceptional care to the horses that visit our facilities in Raleigh and Southern Pines, and continue our investigative efforts to resolve the most critical health issues facing today’s equine population.

Food Animal Health

The College addresses important food animal health issues on a regional and global level and is recognized as a world leader in food animal veterinary education, research and industry engagement. Veterinarians play an essential role in protecting the world’s food supply by ensuring animal health, reviewing the safety of the food production process, and working with public health officials to prevent the spread of potentially dangerous zoonotic diseases. Your gift will support the CVM’s efforts in training the next generation of food animal veterinarians as well as strengthen our role in ensuring that people in North Carolina and elsewhere have safe and secure food sources.

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Anesthesia is used extensively in the practice of veterinary medicine, not only for surgical procedures but to minimize animal stress. Many VHC services administer anesthesia in order to safely and humanely facilitate diagnostic or minor surgical procedures. 

Avian Medicine

Specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of companion birds.

Behavior Service

Specializes in the treatment of behavior disorders in companion animals. These include anxiety disorders, elimination problems, compulsive behaviors, aggression and other behavioral issues in dogs and cats.

Blood Bank

Specializes in the collection and distribution of vital blood products to our hospitalized patients. Dogs who are 1-5 years old and weigh at least 50 pounds are recruited to participate in the blood donor program.

Canine Bone Marrow Transplant

Provides treatment for dogs suffering from lymphoma through the use of leukaphoresis machines that painlessly harvest healthy stem cells from cancer patients. The NC State VTH is the first in the nation to offer bone marrow transplants.


Specializes in the diagnosis and medical/surgical management of acquired and congenital heart disease in dogs and cats.


Specializes in enhancing the oral health for companion animals of all ages. Treating peridontal and endodontic diseases, orthodontic conditions and traumatic injuries.


Specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of all companion animals and equines with skin diseases, management of chronic ear diseases, and immunological dermatoses such as autoimmune skin diseases, food reactions and atopic dermatitis.

Internal Medicine

Specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of complex medical disorders. Includes a 24-hour, fully staffed ICU (Intensive Care Unit).


Specializes in the diagnosis and medical/surgical treatment of the nervous system in animals.


As part of the North Carolina Animal Cancer Treatment Program, this service provides comprehensive treatment to companion animals with cancer. Treatment options include surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, hyperthermia and canine bone marrow transplants.


Specializes in a full range of diagnostic, surgical, and therapeutic treatment of eye disorders for both companion animals and equines. Provides state-of-the-art cataract removals and an Equine Ophthalmology Service.


Specializes in the diagnosis and surgical management of fractures and other injuries, lameness, developmental joint disease, hip dysplasia, and limb deformities.

Soft Tissue and Oncologic Surgery

The Soft Tissue and Oncologic Surgery service cares for small animal patients with a variety of "soft-tissue" diseases and conditions. Much of our case-load centers around oncologic (cancer) surgery, but we also have expertise in pain management, urogenital, head and neck, cardiothoracic, gastrointestinal, plastic, and respiratory surgery. In addition, some specific services which we offer include minimally invasive surgery, renal transplantation, reconstructive and laser surgery.


Handles obstetrics, infertility, reproductive surgery, and artificial insemination for a variety of large and small animal patients.

Equine Medicine

Offers state-of-the-art diagnosis and treatment of medical disorders in horses of all ages. Advanced diagnostic techniques include pulmonary function testing, ultrasonography, and endoscopy.

Randall B. Terry, Jr. Companion Animal Veterinary Medical Center

In response to the growing patient load and ever evolving medical technology, the CVM is building the $74 million, 110,000 square-foot Randall B. Terry Jr. Companion Animal Veterinary Medical Center. When completed in late 2010, the state-of-the-art Terry Center will be a national model for animal care and veterinary medical education. Gifts made to the Terry Center are now being matched dollar-for-dollar by the R. B. Terry Jr. Charitable Foundation, up to $5 million.

Read about Susan and Randall Ward's gift for the Hannah Heart Center.

Charlotte Bacon Veterinary Education Scholarship

This scholarship honors six-year-old Charlotte Helen Bacon, one of the Sandy Hook Elementary School children who died on Dec. 14, 2012. According to her parents Joel and JoAnn Bacon, Charlotte never met an animal she didn’t love and wanted to be a veterinarian since the age of two.

The scholarship is available to NC State College of Veterinary Medicine students who are in their first through third year of study, who are interested in companion animal or equine medicine, and who have a track record of significant service to children in an educational or community setting.

The minimum award is $1,000 with a goal to raise additional support in order for the scholarship to become endowed.

Tipper Fund

Help our veterinary students by helping their companion animals! The Tipper Fund provides financial assistance to veterinary students who are having difficulty funding needed treatment for their personal dogs and cats. The funding will be awarded by the Veterinary Health Complex in accordance with their pet assistance program.

Kenan Library CVM Student Enrichment Fund

The William Rand Kenan, Jr. Library of Veterinary Medicine has partnered with the North Carolina Veterinary Medical
Foundation to make the library a more comfortable haven for students using information resources. Donations to the Kenan Library CVM Student Enrichment Fund provide year-round and seasonal comforts for library users, such as earplugs to minimize noise and Kleenex in group study rooms. Gifts to the fund could support students during finals week each semester by funding staff to open the library early, providing coffee for early birds and night owls, and making candy and healthy snacks available.

The Fund for Discovery

The Fund for Discovery was established by a generous gift from Ms. Deborah Resnick.  Over the years, the Fund for Discovery has supported over 130 DVM students in our summer research internship program.  The Fund for Discovery will now serve as a platform to provide pre-doctoral veterinary students and post-doctoral veterinarians with funding to gain research training essential to produce the next generation of Clinician Scientists.  Furthermore, this funding will help support the research projects themselves, allowing research in areas that are critical for animal health and welfare, but are currently of low priority for federal granting agencies. 

The first essential priority is to provide stipend and tuition support for students in the individual Clinician Scientist Training Programs.  The Fund for Discovery currently supports 7-8 summer research internship positions per year. This support will continue and the intent is to increase the number over the next 5 years.  We also seek funds to support veterinary students in the research-intensive focus area during the summers and to allow them the opportunity to take a year off from the DVM curriculum to immerse themselves in a research lab.  Stipend and tuition support is also needed for students in our new combined DVM/PhD degree program and veterinarians in our combined residency/PhD training programs. 

The second essential priority is to increase the funds available for research projects in all four programs.  Internal funding for research will not only provide desperately needed resources in a time when funding is difficult to obtain from federal sources and foundations, but will also allow students and mentors to think Outside The Box, test novel ideas and undertake unique research leading to breakthrough discoveries in animal health and welfare.

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