The Wild Carnivore Facility has long been one of the very unique assets of the College of Veterinary Medicine at NC State University. An unusual part of the famous Teaching Animal Unit, the facility provides similar opportunities for veterinary students interested in wildlife to those the rest of TAU provides related to agricultural animals. Now there is a new video that shares some of the excitement and perspective of students who participate in the Wild Carnivore Team. Here is a video, created by Duke Videographer Jim Rogalski, that is a great brief introduction to how important the Wild Carnivore Facility is to the development of future zoological health specialists.
The facility provides an important opportunity for young aspiring zoological health focused veterinarians to gain practical experience in many many aspects of management of wildlife applicable to their future careers with both captive and free-ranging wildlife. Under the supervision of Dr. Kennedy-Stoskopf, students on the wild carnivore team coordinate and organize the daily routine management of the animals and facility and participate with faculty and residents in delivering routine physical examinations and diagnostic sample collection. The NCSU wolf pack is real! Currently Five red wolves (3.2) live at the Wild Carnivore Facility, educating the wild carnivore team students while contributing to the restoration of their own species.