College Visitor Program
The College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) welcomes faculty, veterinary practitioners, house officers, volunteers and students from other organizations to visit the Veterinary Health Complex (VHC) or other areas of the College as a way to share information and promote the growth of the veterinary profession.
Undergraduate and High School Student Visitors
In order to accept a visitor request, a faculty or staff sponsor must be arranged prior to submitting application.
Visiting DVM Students - Externships/Preceptorships.
The visiting externship program is open to current DVM students in their clinical year of study in good standing at US or International veterinary colleges. Students should NOT visit the CVM as their first clinical rotation.
To see a list of the CVM’s 2013-2014 clinical rotation dates, click here.
To see a list of clinics and services at the CVM, click here.
International Visiting DVM Students
- International students may visit for a maximum period of 4 weeks.
- International students must have strong English language skills (both written and verbal) sufficient to function on a day-to-day basis in the clinical environment.
- On the Visitor Application, please complete the “Purpose of Visitation” section by writing a short essay describing the reason for your application, what service you are interested in, and what you hope to accomplish while here
- Students who have had contact with a farm or farm animals, other cloven-hoofed animal, birds, non-human primates, or small mammals (excluding dogs or cats) must comply with the Policy on Biosecurity for Prevention of Foreign Animal Diseases
- IMPORTANT: According to United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) regulations, international DVM students are NOT allowed to participate in any work or activity on clinical rotations at the CVM; they are allowed to visit only as supervised observers.
- Because International Visiting Students are only allowed to observe our clinical rotations (NOT participate), it can sometimes affect whether they receive credit from their home institution for the visit. Please make sure that your home institution will approve your visit as a supervised observer.
- International students are required to bring a copy of their Visa/I-94 Card when they arrive on-campus.
If you are interested in a short visit to consider NCSU-CVM as an internship opportunity please contact Dr. Karyn Harrell, Small Animal Intern Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or Dr. Timo Prange, Equine Medicine and Surgery Intern Coordinator at email@example.com or Dr. Kevin Anderson, Ruminant Medicine Intern Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Office of Continuing Education and Outreach offers a Visiting Clinician Program for North Carolina veterinarians, other domestic veterinarians, and international veterinarians.
About the Program
Daily activities include participation in surgery rounds, reception of cases, and intimate involvement in the work-up and surgical treatment of a wide variety of surgical diseases. Visiting Clinicians may elect to participate in the diagnosis and treatment of specific surgical diseases, if desired. You may request a visit with any service in the Veterinary Health Complex. A representative from our office will do their best to accommodate your requests. A minimum of 2 weeks notice is required prior to the requested dates
A certificate recognized by the North Carolina Veterinary Medical Board will be issued upon request stating the period of time you participated in the program. This certificate may not be recognized in other states or countries.
There is no charge for domestic veterinarians. Registrant is responsible for the cost of lodging and associated travel expenses. Please complete the visitor program application. Please submit requests at least 2 weeks prior to your requested visit dates
Phone: 919-513-6786 Fax: 919-513-6689 Email: email@example.com
NC State University – College of Veterinary Medicine
Office of Continuing Education
Attn: Janice Cofield
1060 William Moore Dr.
Raleigh, NC 27607
About the Program
Daily activities include participation in rounds, observation of the work-up and treatment of a wide variety of cases. Please follow the steps below so that we can assist you with your visit to NC State. Upon completion, you will receive a certificate that will recognize your participation. Visitors must have sufficient English language ability to communicate effectively.
According to United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) regulations, guest DVMs present in the United States in visitor status are not allowed to work or perform any productive activities at the College of Veterinary Medicine, but may engage in supervised observation at the College.
- Fill out the on-line application. Once we determine if we can accommodate your request, you will be notified by e-mail.
- The cost for participating in the International Visitor’s Program is detailed in the table below, and is non-refundable. You will receive an email regarding payment instructions.
- You are responsible for obtaining the appropriate visa. For information about the Visa Waiver Program, please visit the Department of State website.
- Write a short essay describing what you wish to accomplish while you are here at NC State. What service do you want to visit? What are your goals and expectations?
- Here are housing options that may be helpful to you. You will be responsible for making your own arrangements.
Mail original documents to:
NC State College of Veterinary Medicine
1060 William Moore Drive
Raleigh, NC 27607 USA
Please allow up to three weeks for your application to be processed.
You may request a visit with any service in the Veterinary Health Complex. A representative from our office will do their best to accommodate your requests.
|International Visitors Fee Breakdown|
|Type of Visitor||Length of Stay||Fee Amount|
|International DVM||Less than 1 week||no fee|
|1 week - 90 days||$50.00|
|International Graduate Student||Less than 1 week||no fee|
|1 week - 3 weeks||$15.00|
|International Research Scholar||Less than 1 week||no fee|
|1- 6 weeks||$25.00|
|6 weeks - 1 year||$50.00|
|International DVM Student (4th year)||1 - 4 weeks||no fee|
ADA Statement - If you have a disability and desire any assistive devices, services or other accommodations to participate in the activity, please contact Janice Cofield to discuss your needs at least 30 days prior to your visit.
The Educational Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates (ECFVG) certification program is accepted by all state veterinary regulatory boards and the federal government as meeting, either in part or full, the educational prerequisite for licensure or certain types of employment, respectively.
- $20 deposit for the issuance of a security badge to access the buildings on campus
- We encourage all visitors to carry proof of health insurance in the event of an emergency. North Carolina State University including its faculty, staff, students, agents and representatives are not responsible for illness or injuries encountered during participation in visitor programs and do not provide payment for any care received.
- Urgent Care
Parking on the CVM campus is by permit only. Visitors who will be here more than one day will need to go to the transportation office prior to arriving at our campus and purchase day passes if you wish to park in the CVM campus parking deck. The Transportation Office is located on main campus at 2721 Sullivan Drive. The office opens at 7:00AM weekdays. The passes are $5 per day.
Free parking is available across from our campus on Blue Ridge Rd. in the North Carolina State Fairgrounds lot highlighted in blue on the campus map. Please note that this is not an approved university parking lot so you park there at your own risk. There is a trail from Blue Ridge Road that follows next to the parking deck and leads to William Moore Drive. Follow to the main CVM entrance.
NC State offers affordable guest housing for visiting students. Guest rooms and Guest apartments are located near our central campus less than 10 minutes from the College of Veterinary Medicine. Please complete the request form as soon as you finalize your externship to check for availability.
Local Hotel information
- 6115 Corporate Ridge Road * Raleigh, NC 27607 * Tel: (919) 847-7383
- within 2.5 miles from the CVM; also near RBC Center, Carter-Finley Stadium and NC State Fairgrounds
- courtesy shuttle in 5 mile radius; airport shuttle
- 1520 Blue Ridge Road * Raleigh, NC 27607 * Tel: (919) 832-4100
- mention “CVM” to receive $75.00 room rate; located right next door to the CVM
- Extended Stay America - North Raleigh: 911 Wake Towne Drive, Raleigh, NC. 7.6 mi away.
- Extended Stay America - Cary/Regency Parkway: 1500 Regency Parkway, Cary, NC. 8.3 mi away.
- Extended Stay Deluxe - Cary/Regency Parkway: 3100 Regency Parkway, Cary, NC. 8.9 mi away.
- Homestead Studio Suites - Raleigh/Crabtree Valley: 4810 Bluestone Drive, Raleigh, NC. 6.3 mi away.
- All locations offer special discounts for NC State University affiliates, and the discounts increase as the stay extends. The hotels are designed for longer stays and have fully-equipped kitchens. All locations are pet-friendly. Use discount code EANCS
- 1707 Hillsborough Street * Raleigh, NC 27605 * Tel: (919) 828-0811
- close to NC State University’s main campus
- 1200 Hurricane Alley Way * Raleigh, NC 27601 * Tel: (919) 854-0502
- close to the CVM, RBC Center, and Carter-Finley Stadium
Hampton Inn & Suites
- Raleigh/Cary I-40 (RBC Center)111 Hampton Woods Lane * Raleigh, NC 27607 * Tel:(919) 233-1798
- Hampton Inn Raleigh Midtown 1001 Wake Towne Drive, Raleigh, NC 2760 919-828-1813 7 miles from the CV
- 350 Ashville Avenue, Cary, NC 27518 *Tel: (919) 852-4318
- Use link below to insure special daily rate of $65.00 weekend; $75.00 Sunday-Thursday
- 4500 Marriott Drive * Raleigh, NC 27612 * Tel: (919) 781-7000
- across the street from the Crabtree Valley Mall and located on Glenwood Avenue
- 4810 Bluestone Drive * Raleigh, NC 27612 * Tel: (919) 510-8551
- located on the CAT bus line
- Weekly Rate (7 days or more): $35.23/nightly + tax
- Monthly Rate: (30 days or more): $28.69/nightly + tax
- Mention "CVM" to receive these special rates
The Wolfline shuttle bus service is a great way to get around campus and from university guest housing to the Veterinary Teaching Hospital.
The city of Raleigh offers many modes of transportation for your convenience such as a city-wide bus system, taxi service and buses to the greater Triangle Area, Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill. Additionally, Triangle Transit offers day passes which can be purchased in advance of your travel to Raleigh.