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Meet the NC State CVM House Officers

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Who are the House Officers of NC State?

The College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) at North Carolina State University (NC State) provides for house officers to be appointed to positions within the CVM. Our CVM’s house officer programs are “amongst the strongest and broadest in the world, with an outstanding applicant pool, and a superb cadre of specialists committed to their training.” There are currently over 110 house officers at NC State University from all over the world!

House officers include:

  • Interns, who manage extensive cases under direct faculty supervision for one year;
  • Residents, who train for 2-4 years (typically three) in a specialized field of veterinary medicine under the supervision of experienced, board-certified faculty members; and
  • Fellows, who are part of the post-Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree clinical training programs, which you can learn more about here.
Map of where our postdocs are coming from
NC State draws house officers from across the globe! Map indicates where house officers received their DVM degrees

Our areas of residency specialization in NC State’s CVM house officer program include (click on each field to learn more about it and what our residents are researching):

All programs conform to the guidelines established by the relevant specialty colleges and are designed to prepare residents for specialty board certification and a career in private or academic specialty practice.

What does a day in the life of a House Officer look like?

House officers work as employees within the veterinary teaching hospital facilities while simultaneously gaining intensive experience in managing cases under direct faculty supervision. They also teach fourth-year veterinary students and participate in clinical or basic research studies.

Danielle Diamond, Small Animal Surgery Resident, notes. She goes on to add: “We have a beautiful, new, state-of-the-art hospital to work in that is staffed with world-renowned clinicians, pharmacists, and support staff.”

Where do the House Officers go after their training?

NCSU Terry Center Vet Hospital entrance
CVM Terry Companion Animal Medical Center

CVM’s programs are designed to prepare house officers for a career in private or academic specialty practice, specialty board certification, and/or research careers in industry, government, or graduate work.

Of the past 100 house officers that have completed a CVM program:

  • 41% went into private practice,
  • 54% into academic specialty practice (either into a residency or faculty position), with the remaining 5% choosing to work with the Army, non-profit organizations, or taking a break.

In addition, our past 100 house officers work in 11 different countries and 30 different states.

Three cheers for our amazing House Officers of NC State University!

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