University officials announced a partnership program between The University of North Carolina at Pembroke and N.C. State University designed to attract the brightest future veterinarians.

The program will serve as a pipeline to prepare undergraduates at UNC Pembroke for a career at one of the top veterinary schools in the nation.

On Wednesday, leaders of both institutions signed an agreement establishing the first-ever UNC System Veterinary Education Access Scholars Program.

The program grants two UNC Pembroke students per first-year entering class- who meet the academic requirements – guaranteed acceptance into N.C. State’s College of Veterinary Medicine.

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