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Animal Owners

Your pets are your world. Caring for them is ours.

Emergency services 

Tailored Treatment

Your pets mean the world to you. When they require specialized care, you want only the best. At the NC State Veterinary Hospital, our care teams work with you and your primary care veterinarian to tailor your animal’s diagnostic and treatment plan.

We offer more than 30 specialized services for companion animals, exotic animals, horses and farm animals. With three state-of-the art medical centers, sophisticated equipment and more than 100 board-certified specialists, we have the resources and expertise to provide one-of-a-kind care.

We’re North Carolina’s preeminent veterinary hospital, and we’re here to serve you and the animals you love.

Prepare for Your Visit

We work hard to ensure that every visitor has a smooth experience. After your primary care veterinarian submits a referral, you’re ready to call and schedule your appointment with us.

Wondering where to go and what to bring? We’ve got you covered. Once your appointment is confirmed, you’ll receive an information packet with the location of your appointment and the documents you’ll need on hand.

You’ll visit us at one of our three medical centers:

  • The Terry Center or the Veterinary Health and Wellness Center for companion animals (including exotics)
  • The Equine and Farm Animal Veterinary Center for equine or farm animals

When you arrive, your animal will be treated by a team of board-certified specialists, technicians, residents, interns and fourth-year Doctor of Veterinary Medicine students. As experts in a teaching hospital, our specialists take extra care — and time — to thoroughly examine each patient with our training students, so you can expect an extended appointment. 

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We love to keep up with our adorable patients. Share your pet photos with us using the hashtag #ncstatevets.

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