Recently, NC State announced the near-completion of their expansion to the veterinary clinic located in Raleigh. Dr. Michael Davidson, Associate Dean and Director of Veterinary Medical Services, NCSU College of Veterinary Medicine:
“And it is a 110,000 square foot medical facility. Specifically it’s called the Randall B. Terry Junior Companion Medical Center, after a Mr. Terry who was a big supporter of the college, and it will be home to our referral specialty services for companion animals.”
Davidson says that the services available at the clinic are specialized, and with the exception of after-hours emergency care, operate on a referral basis in the care of dogs, cats and equine:
“These are specialty services for cases that are referred in from state veterinarians, complex, very difficult cases, cases that they don’t have the expertise or facilities to deal with. So, the services specifically are dermatology, ophthalmology, oncology, general and orthopedic surgery, neurology, cardiology, internal medicine, and emergency and critical care.”
The new Terry Center joins a complex of NCSU veterinary services:
“The Veterinary Health Complex is a teaching hospital that trains veterinarian and veterinary specialists. And specifically our fourth-year veterinary students spend their entire year in the Veterinary Health Complex in a variety of different clinical services or rotations. In addition, we train 82 interns and residents who are graduate veterinarians who are specializing in a specific discipline for example, neurology, or equine surgery, or oncology.”
The addition and completion of the Terry Center to NCSU’s slate of veterinary teaching curriculum has pushed the program up the national scholastic rankings:
“We are the third youngest College of Veterinary Medicine in the country out of 28. And last year we had a US News and World Report ranking of five, this year we are actually third. So, this year, in spite of being the third youngest program in the country, we have been ranked as the third best program, best College of Veterinary Medicine in the country, by US News and World Report. We actually think that with the addition of the Terry Center we’re poised to go even higher, perhaps to number two or maybe number one. And the only two programs in the country that are in the rankings in front of us are Cornell University and UC Davis both of which have programs that are many decades older than the NC State University’s program.”
June 20th is the anticipated ‘go live’ date for the new Terry Center at NC State University.
To see more images taken by photographers Wendy Savage, Chris Kennedy, and Marc Hall during the May 6, 2011 dedication of the Randall B. Terry, Jr. Companion Animal Veterinary Medical Center, click here...