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Visiting Clinician Program

The Office of Continuing Education and Outreach offers a Visiting Clinician Program for domestic and international veterinarians.


Note: We are unable to accept any visiting clinician requests at this time


Please understand that the CVM is not able to accommodate all visitor requests due to factors such as clinical case load, student clinical rotations, externships, prior faculty commitments and University calendar.


Domestic Veterinarians

About the Program

Daily activities include participation in rounds, reception of cases, and intimate involvement in the work-up and treatment of a wide variety of cases. You may request a visit with any service or program in the Veterinary Health Complex. Visiting Clinicians may elect to participate in the diagnosis and treatment of specific diseases, if desired. A representative from our office will do their best to accommodate your requests. A minimum of 3 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 3 weeks prior to your requested visit dates.

Contact Information:

Janice Cofield

Phone: 919-513-6786  Fax: 919-513-6689   Email:


Mailing Address:

NC State University – College of Veterinary Medicine

Office of Continuing Education

Attn: Janice Cofield

1060 William Moore Dr.

Raleigh, NC 27607

International Veterinarians

Note: We are unable to accept any international visitor requests at this time

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.

  1. Fill out the on-line application. Once we determine if we can accommodate your request, you will be notified by e-mail.
  2. 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.
  3. You are responsible for obtaining the appropriate visa. For information about the Visa Waiver Program, please visit the Department of State website.
  4. 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?
  5. Here are housing options that may be helpful to you. You will be responsible for making your own arrangements.

Please allow up to four weeks for your application to be processed.

Available Services

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.

Fee Schedule

International Visitors Fee Breakdown 
Type of Visitor 
Length of Stay
Fee Amount 
International DVM
Less than 1 week
no fee
1 week - 90 days 
International Graduate Student 
Less than 1 week 
no fee 
1 week - 3 weeks 
3 weeks+
International Research Scholar
Less than 1 week
no fee 
1- 6 weeks 
6 weeks - 1 year 
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.

Internships and Residencies are available in our Veterinary Teaching Hospital. Additional information is provided by the American Association of Veterinary Clinicians' MATCH Program.

Items of Importance



NC State offers affordable guest housing for visitors. 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. Additional information is available here.


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.


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.

The Raleigh-Durham International Airport and Amtrak serve this area.

NC State Police Safety Escort

Visitors who have overnight shifts or find themselves on-campus late at night are welcome to contact NC State's Police Department for a Safety Escort by calling the department dispatch at 919-515-3000.

Officers will make an effort to arrive quickly and escort visitors: from on-campus guest housing to the CVM; from the CVM to on-campus guest housing; from a building to their car. However, please be aware that if an emergency call comes in, officers may be asked to prioritize that call until it is resolved.