On Friday, March 3rd, 2017, veterinary students, family, faculty, and friends gathered to celebrate the much-anticipated White Coat Ceremony. The ceremony celebrated the third-year students’ transition from classroom-based learning to clinical rotations. Upon receiving their white coats, the members of the V18 class stood in unison to take this oath:
“It is with great honor that we accept our white coats on this special day. It is with strength and humility that we shoulder all the responsibility that they represent. We pledge to use them not as a shield but as a gesture of comfort and hope for those entrusted to our care. From this day forward, we will strive to promote lasting alliances in health, maintain professional integrity and provide compassionate care for all in need.”
Congratulations to all members of the V18 class! We’ll see you at the Cummings Veterinary Medical Center!