Third-year students at the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine will continue the long-standing tradition and receive their white coats in a ceremony on Jan. 27 on the veterinary campus.
The White Coat Ceremony for the 122-member class of 2019 symbolizes the 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.
Dean Calvin Johnson will welcome guests and students before the presentation of the coats led by Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the College of Veterinary Medicine Dan Givens. The program will include participation from representatives from the Alabama Veterinary Medical Association, the Kentucky Veterinary Medical Association and the Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine.
President of the class of 2019 Julia
Attendees of the ceremony are invited to a reception and tours of the College of Veterinary Medicine prior to the ceremony.