Get Involved

Our alumni have diverse experience across countless industries. Our veterinary students benefit from connecting with alumni who share their backgrounds or can serve as a mentor as students embark on their career paths. Here, you will find a variety of ways that you can get involved with Ohio State's College of Veterinary Medicine students. Connecting alumni and students helps to ensure students are competent and confident graduates who will lead the field of veterinary medicine. 

Get involved

Ways to get involved

There are multiple ways to get involved and help the college. Click the sections below for details on various areas where you can help. 

Becoming a veterinarian takes a village!

Be one of the first alumni to join our alumni-student connection platform: Alumni Village. This virtual platform provides current students with a database of College of Veterinary Medicine alumni who are passionate about answering student questions and providing career advice. Alumni can decide whether they are open to providing sustained engagement (ongoing interaction that may or may not involve regular check-ins. i.e. “traditional” mentorship) or intermittent engagement (one-time interactions without entering into a sustained relationship). Students can filter through alumni that have opted into the program based on career area of interest, geographic location, or even shared identities. . The goal is for students to build a network (or village) of alumni that can support their career exploration and development, not job searches or recruitment. If you are interested in recruiting students to your practice, please visit our job board

Contact Gena for more information or to sign up.

The Buckeye Alumni in Admission (AIA) Volunteer Program provides opportunities for alumni to support student admissions and recruitment efforts to enroll a competitive, well-rounded and diverse student body. Help select the incoming class by participating in the annual fall application review process and interviews which take place on weekends in January. Training is provided for all interested in participating.  

Thank you for your time and continued devotion to The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine.  We look forward to working with you.

Join AIA

Offices of Admission & Recruitment
Alumni Relations
phone: 614-292- 1171

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Volunteer DVMs are always needed to assist with the Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCE), an assessment method based on a student’s performance that measures their clinical competence. Volunteers are needed for grading several times a year and receive training before exams. Email the professional programs team to learn more.

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The college is always looking for alumni to participate in student networking events!

Get The Scoop

We’re looking for five to six alumni who graduated in the last ten years to serve on a panel for students throughout the year. Several opportunities are available, and everyone is treated to ice cream at this Veterinary Medicine Alumni Society-sponsored event.

Dinner for 12 Buckeyes 

This dinner connects Buckeyes, past and present, to create networking opportunities and build lasting relationships. Four dinners throughout the year include six students and six alumni. These dinners provide excellent opportunities to meet students and connect with potential new hires.

Students are always looking to alumni and employers for career advice. We have several ways for you to get involved. Contact the office for more information about any of these opportunities:

  • Attend Networking Events, including the annual Alumni-Student Networking Luncheon during Homecoming Weekend
  • Participate in Mock Interviews and Negotiations as part of the Professional Development Curriculum
  • Share your career journey as a Featured Alum on the students-facing career exploration portal, YVC
  • Host Students for Externships
  • Attend the Fall Career Connection Fair
  • Post job opportunities for free on the online job posting board
  • Serve as a mentor by offering general advice as students explore different career paths and opportunities

Contact the office at to get involved.


Throughout the year, our student groups and the Alumni Society sell branded gear, ranging from t-shirts to jackets to sweatpants, mugs and other items.
Learn more about upcoming sales. 

The white coat symbolizes the knowledge our students have gained during their first three years of veterinary education. The day they receive their white coat is a crucial step in their professional journey, representing their dedication to veterinary medicine and to being leaders in their communities. By sponsoring a white coat, you confirm the continuity of excellence shared by all graduates of The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine.

Sponsor a White Coat

Contact Us

Reach out to learn more about the many ways you can get involved.

Tiffany Dodson
Alumni Relations & Engagement Coordinator 
Phone: 614-247-1675

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