(August 17, 2009 Stillwater, OK) – The Oklahoma State University (OSU) Center for Veterinary Health Sciences officially welcomed the Class of 2013 at a traditional White Coat Ceremony on Friday, Aug. 14, in the Student Union Theater on the Stillwater campus.
On behalf of the veterinary center, Dr. Chris Ross, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, addressed the 82 class members noting the significance of the White Coat Ceremony. The ceremony is one step toward many milestones these students will surpass in their veterinary medicine career.
There are 58 Oklahoma residents and 24 non-residents in the incoming class. The 62 females and 20 males come from Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Montana, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina and Texas.
The Oklahoma State University Center for Veterinary Health Sciences is one of 28 veterinary colleges in the United States and is fully accredited by the Council on Education of the American Veterinary Medical Association. The center’s Boren Veterinary Medial Teaching Hospital is open to the public and provides routine and specialized care for small and large animals. It also offers 24 hour emergency care and is certified by the American Animal Hospital Association. For more information, visit www.cvhs.okstate.edu or call (405) 744-7000.