One Health: Your Family, Your Health
Visit the North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine for a day filled with animal friends, fun, and interesting information. Staff members identifiable by Open House shirts can answer questions or help meet any needs during your tour. Comfortable, closed-toe shoes are recommended for touring the CVM. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times and please leave pets at home.
You could begin your day at the Randall B. Terry, Jr. Companion Animal Veterinary Medical Center, one of the nation's most advanced veterinary hospitals. Our specialists lecture world-wide on various diseases in their area of expertise and oversee leading research and training programs. The primary focus of the Terry Center, however, remains providing accessible, first-rate care for your pet using a team approach involving veterinary specialists, your regular veterinarian, house officers, senior veterinary students and highly trained technical staff. Displays demonstrate advances in companion animal care and what the Terry Center has to offer! No live animals will be on display for the Terry Center tour. As an educational and informational exhibition, this tour is best suited for visitors ages seven and older. Terry Center Tour Map
Main CVM Building & Grounds
Enter the main CVM Building for more than 25 tour stops on two floors and in nearby corrals and pens. This is the place for getting up close with animals large and small. Learn about One Health--the link between wildlife, domestic animals, the environment, and humans. See all kinds of skeletons in the anatomy lab, check out parasites in the microscope lab, view live surgeries, and stop by the Teddy Bear Clinic where ailing stuffed animals receive tender care. There are numerous outdoor attractions, activities, and demonstrations as well. Live animals include mare and foal, fistulated steer, mules, cows, pigs, poultry, sheep, goats, mussels, turtles, fish, snakes, lizards, rabbits, mice, rats, and kittens. Main CVM Building Tour Maps
CVM Research Building
Do not forget to stop by the CVM Research Building and learn how scientists with the CVM and the Center for Comparative Medicine and Translational Research are helping to improve and save lives--both animal and human--through clinical and laboratory research. Explore displays of interest to students and adults including building bionic dogs, regenerative medicine, veterinary forensics, genetics, and insects and parasites that affect both human and animal health. Leading researchers and lab members staff the displays and can answer questions you are sure to have. Research Building Tour Map
Due to certain health risks:
- Please do not bring your pets to Open House.
- Please do not attend if you visited foreign countries and had contact with animals after March 21.
- Remember to wash your hands after touching the animals (especially before eating).