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The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine Welcomes You to the Class of 2017 Orientation

We would like to welcome you to our annual orientation for incoming Ohio State veterinary students being held on August 14, 15 and 16. Because beginning veterinary school is not merely another step in your academic journey, it is your entry into a particularly respected and honorable profession, attendance at all orientation activities is mandatory.

Much of the focus of these activities is on developing skills, ideas and attitudes that will assist you in making this transition to professional training, while having fun and getting to know each other. Most of you probably arrived at this point in your life through an innate drive to always "reach the top." Now that you are here, we are asking you to modify your view and see your peers as colleagues, not competitors. You are now working towards a common purpose of becoming the compassionate professional this vocation demands and deserves. It is imperative that you begin this journey with a common understanding of these goals.

College of Veterinary Medicine 
2013 Orientation
Program August 14, 15, 16
Wednesday,  August 14, 2013
8:30 AM Registration - Veterinary Medicine Academic Building              
9:00 AM Welcome                
  Introduction of Sponsors            
9:30 AM -10:00 AM Presentation (Ohio State Video)            
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where in the World is Carmen Ohio?          
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM Closing Comments/Large Composite
Lunch On Your Own              
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Trivia Night - The Fawcett Center, 2400 Olentangy River Road              
Thursday,  August 15, 2013
9:00 AM Welcome -- Linda Lord - Veterinary Medicine Academic Building            
9:15 AM Academic/Career Services/Mental
Health Resources
9:45 AM Health Program - Mary Lynn Kiacz          
10:00 AM EDS -- Clare Allen              
10:15 AM VIS -- Rory Gaydos              
10:30 AM SCAVMA -- Ruchita Ahuja            
10:40 AM IPC                
10:50 AM Break                
11:00 AM Transition to Veterinary School,
Attendance Policy and Honor Code - Linda Lord
11:30 AM Student Panel              
12:15 PM Lunch                
1:00 PM-4:00 PM Pictures w/ Jerry Harvey (Studio in
Room 0076)
1:00 PM-2:00 PM Residency Information - Jared
Morosco/Angela Ford
Friday, August 16,
10:30 AM Convocation Ceremony   Welcome - Dr. Lonnie King -  Ohio Union  
10:45 AM Your Alumni Society     President Alumni Society    
10:50 AM Welcome to the profession   Dr. Ryan Zimmerman, OVMA President      
11:00 AM Survival Skills for veterinary
Dr. Jennifer Brandt      
11:30 AM Team building day slideshow   Dr. Jennifer Brandt      
11:35 AM Reading of Veterinary Student Oath Dr. Linda Lord      
11:36 AM Presentation of Gifts     Dr. Lonnie King/Dr. Linda Lord    
12:45 PM Reception for students and families Veterinary Medicine Academic Building        
1:00 PM Vet School Merchandise Sale    Veterinary Medicine Academic Building        
  Recruitment Fair organizations and
Tuesday,  August 20, 2013 
10:00 AM -12:00 PM Note Sales