Students in their third year of professional education at Auburn University’s College of Veterinary Medicine will receive their white coat in a ceremony on Saturday, Jan. 26.
The invitation-only ceremony will be on the veterinary campus at 3 p.m.
The White Coat Ceremony is a symbolic event for students transitioning their education from classroom study to the clinical phase of veterinary education. The white lab coat is a symbol of medical professionalism and marks a turning point in the education of the 117-member class of 2020.
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 speak, and closing remarks will be given by Brandon Weyhing, president of the class of 2020.
Attending the invitation-only ceremony will be friends, family and guests of the students, who are invited to attend a reception and tour the College of Veterinary Medicine prior to the ceremony.