Auburn College of Veterinary Medicine holding Class of 2019 White Coat Ceremony Jan. 27

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Students in their third year of professional education at the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine will receive their white coats in a ceremony at 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 27, on the veterinary campus.

The White Coat Ceremony for the 122-member Class of 2019 is a symbolic transition from the didactic to the clinical phase of veterinary medical education. The professional coating ceremony recognizes each student’s achievement in their medical education to date.

Guests and students will be welcomed by Dean Calvin Johnson before the presentation of the coats led by Dr. Dan Givens, associate dean for Academic Affairs at the College of Veterinary Medicine. Representatives from the Alabama Veterinary Medical Association, the Kentucky Veterinary Medical Association and the Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine will participate in the program.

Closing remarks will be given by Julia Remaks, president of the Class of 2019, who is from LaGrange, Kentucky.

Attendees are invited to attend a reception and tours of the College of Veterinary Medicine prior to the ceremony.

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The College of Veterinary Medicine is the South's original and nation's seventh oldest veterinary medical program, celebrating 126 years. We prepare individuals for careers of excellence in veterinary medicine, including private and public practice, industrial medicine, academics, and research. The college provides programs of instruction, research, outreach, and service that are in the best interests of the citizens of the state of Alabama, the region, the nation, and the world.