Building Address: 1060 William Moore Drive (show on map)
Building Abbreviation: VET
Building Number: 301
Located on Hillsborough Street near the NC State Fairgrounds, the College of Veterinary Medicine was built on what had originally been the University Dairy Farm. When the farm was relocated, many of the existing barns and other facilities were renovated for animals kept on the site. These animals can easily be brought from the pasture to a courtyard in front of Main Building for students to observe. The courtyard is created from the separation of the building into units, which allow circulation in a mini, academic city of sorts. Designed with a library on one end and food services on the other, Main Building places most of the circulation in a three-story mall. Offices and laboratories open out to this area and, in some cases, allow students to observe activities, such as surgery, through glass walls. The building also features large lecture halls and a stair tower.