|OSU’s Veterinary Center Welcomes Class of 2017|
(Stillwater, Okla., August 22, 2013) – Oklahoma State University’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences welcomed the Class of 2017 with a White Coat Ceremony held recently at the Stillwater Community Center.
The traditional white coat symbolizes the first step of many milestones these veterinary medical students will achieve as they begin their journey to earn a DVM degree.
"These students have worked hard to get to this point and they deserve congratulations,” says Chris Ross, DVM, PhD, professor and associate dean for academic affairs. “There is also plenty of hard work ahead of them and they will change tremendously as they progress toward their professional goals."
The 82 member class is comprised of 56 Oklahoma residents and 26 nonresidents representing the states of Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Idaho, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Texas and Washington.
Oklahoma State University is a modern land-grant university. OSU's Center for Veterinary Health Sciences is the only veterinary college in Oklahoma. One of 28 veterinary colleges in the United States, it is fully accredited by the Council on Education of the American Veterinary Medical Association. The center's Boren Veterinary Medical 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. OSU is preparing students for a brighter future and building a brighter world for all. OSU improves the lives of people in Oklahoma, the nation, and the world through integrated, high quality teaching, research and outreach. For more information, visit www.cvhs.okstate.edu or call (405) 744-7000.