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Randall B. Terry and his golden retrievers

Lending a hand: Deans Emeriti Terry Curtin (L) and Oscar Fletcher (R) join Dean Warwick Arden in breaking ground for the Randall B. Terry Jr. Companion Animal Veterinary Medical Center on November 14, 2007. Groundbreaking photos by Wendy Savage.

The Terry Center is made possible by a $20 million pledge from the R.B. Terry, Jr. Charitable Foundation—the largest private gift ever given to North Carolina State University. The North Carolina General Assembly appropriated $38 million for the facility and additional private funds will pay for the remainder of the $72 million project. As an incentive to increasing private donations, the Terry Charitable Foundation has issued a Foundation Challenge to match all gifts made to the Terry Center dollar-for-dollar, up to $5 million.

More photos from the Groundbreaking Ceremony

groundbreaking attendees

board member with dog

Luther Hodges and Diana. Randall Terry's other dogs attending the groundbreaking were Rumor and Venus.

davidson speaks

Dr. Michael Davidson, Asssociate Dean and Director of Veterinary Medical Services, served as the Master of Ceremonies for the Terry Center Groundbreaking Event.

dog listening

Diana attended the dedication as a V.I.P.


Dean Emeritus Oscar Fletcher spoke to his personal relationship with Randall B. Terry.


human-animal bond


NC State University Chancellor Dr. James L. Oblinger

parker and pup

Venus, one of Randall B. Terry's Golden Retrievers.

terry center rendering

Artist conception of the Randall B. Terry, Jr. Companion Animal Veterinary Medical Center. The Terry Center is expected to be completed in late 2010.

the dean speaks

CVM Dean Warwick Arden discusses the opportunity the Terry Center will provide in advancing animal health.

the portrait with bow

Randall B. Terry, Jr. and friends.

Terry, a Highpoint, NC, businessman and philanthropist had donated more than $4 million to the CVM in challenge grants and scholarships while he was serving two terms as president of the North Carolina Veterinary Medical Foundation. Mr. Terry died in May 2004.