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White Coat Ceremony celebrates student learning

Students now enter their clinical – and final year. Photos available for participants

Veterinary students celebrated the completion of their third year of classroom learning at the "White Coat Ceremony," a formal ceremony signifying their entry in to the clinical portion of the DVM program, during which they received their white lab coats. The 2010 event was held at the Columbus Athenaeum, on March 27.

Guests were welcomed by Associate Dean Jean Sander, who also read students' names as they were presented with their coat by Dean Lonnie J. King or their chosen mentor. Speakers included Dean King, Dr. David Kraushar, president of the Ohio State Veterinary Medicine Alumni Society, Heather Fortney, president, Class of 2011, and Dr. Jason Johnston, president of the Ohio Veterinary Medical Association.

Speaker Speeches

Read the speakers speeches by clicking on the links below. You will need {{AdobeReader}} to view these documents.


Photos of the event are available through the college's Media Manager web site. If you are not taken directly to the page, select the button that says "Collections" then "White Coat Ceremony - 2010." Images must be downloaded one at a time. Simply click on the image that you want, and then click "open" or "download" and save to your computer. If you have difficulty with any of the images, please contact Melissa Weber, (614)292-3752 or

Threlfall is a mentor

Threlfall is a mentor

Happiness at white coat

Happiness at white coat


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.   


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Friday, May 4, 2012 - 3:13pm