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Fri May 6, 2011
NC State Dedicates New Animal Medical Center
N.C. State University is dedicating a new veterinary hospital today. The Randall B. Terry Medical Center will be one of the nation's largest veterinary hospitals. The new facilities include a Canine Bone Marrow Transplant Unit, a linear accelerator for cancer radiation treatment, and new ultrasound stations.
Associate Dean Mike Davidson says this expansion will improve an already extensive hospital.
Mike Davidson: "Of course, most colleges of Veterinary Medicine in the United States have medical complexes or teaching hospitals associated with them. There are 25 colleges in the United States-none of them really have this level of capability and this level of sophistication."
U.S. News and World Report ranks N.C. State third nationally in Veterinary Medicine. The medical center treats 20-thousand pets each year.