Out of more than 6,000
applicants to colleges of veterinary medicine across North America, only 142 of
the best and brightest made the cut to call themselves the Class of 2014 at The
Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine,
And what a class it is.
There are 116 women
and 26 men who will join the college, with 50 coming from beyond the Ohio
borders. They ranged in age, upon acceptance, from 19 to 51.
Combined they have a
grade-point average of 3.71 and GRE scores of 1219. Before being accepted, they
have logged, on average, 1,736 veterinary hours and 2,387 hours of experience
caring for animals.
Our class of 2014 comes from all walks of life. We have a
trained EMT and a writer for “Paw Prints” literary magazine. In
addition to a 4-H judge, we have a member of a ballroom dance team, a youth
orchestra member, an English teacher from Guatemala, a zookeeper, a football
mascot, a certified scuba diver and a soccer referee.
The class is civic
minded, with members who volunteered at a nursing home, a Kiwanis Club, on a
Honduras mission, at the Capital Area Humane Society, with Big Brothers Big
Sisters, at wildlife rehabilitation facilities and horse rescues. They have
been part of women’s homeless shelters, Upward Bound, Habitat for Humanity,
Ohio Reads, Operation Feed and Meals on Wheels, and also served as a Metro
Parks trail steward and a reading tutor.
They are valedictorians
and National Merit finalists, and members of the National, Golden Key and Latin
Please join us in
welcoming the Class of 2014 and wishing for them the brightest possible future.