The Veterinary Medicine Class of 2009 graduated June 14
The traditional Oath and Hooding Ceremony was held June 13. The ceremony was the culmination of the degree program in the College of Veterinary Medicine. Students received their Doctor of Veterinary Medicine hood, and then stood together and recited their solemn oath. This tradition is meant to give all students the personal recognition they deserve for such a commendable accomplishment. The college also recognized the recipients of the College Distinguished Alumni Award winners and faculty winners of college teaching and research awards.
In addition, a special award ceremony was held in the Veterinary Hospital Auditorium to recognize students who demonstrated special aptitude in specialty areas, scholastics and service. The Phi Zeta inductees were also recognized at the ceremony.
By Michelle Fehribach
About the College of Veterinary Medicine at Ohio State
Founded in 1885, The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine is ranked fifth in the nation and includes more than 1,000 faculty, staff and students in the Departments of Veterinary Biosciences, Veterinary Clinical Sciences, and Veterinary Preventive Medicine. The Veterinary Medical Center is one of the largest specialty referral centers in the world, with more than 35,000 farm, equine, and companion animal patients each year. A nationally-recognized ambulatory practice and teaching unit in Marysville, Ohio provides farm animal experience to every veterinary student, and the Food Animal Health Research Program in Wooster, OH focuses on detection, control, and prevention of disease. Located on the only campus in the country with a comprehensive medical center offering seven health sciences colleges, we admit up to 162 veterinary students per class, and offer a new comprehensive graduate program in Veterinary and Comparative Medicine as well as a unique Master’s degree in Veterinary Public Health, in partnership with the College of Public Health. http://vet.osu.edu.