CORVALLIS - The College of Veterinary Medicine at Oregon State University will hold commencement ceremonies for the 34 members of its 2001 graduating class on Sunday, May 27.
The new doctors of veterinary medicine will participate in the ceremony at 1:30 p.m. in the LaSells Stewart Center on the OSU campus. The event is free and open to the public. Most other OSU students will be part of the university's main commencement ceremony in June.
Speakers at the ceremony will include OSU President Paul Risser; Kelvin Koong, dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine; Phyllis Wustenberg of the Oregon State Board of Higher Education; and Kathryn Moriarty, a student of the 2001 class.
A commencement address will be presented by Dr. Jerry Boggs, past president of the Oregon Veterinary Medical Association, and the veterinarian's oath will be administered by Dr. Doug Corey, current president of the OVMA.
The demand for new veterinary doctors remains high and most students will move immediately into professional practices unless they plan to continue their education, officials say.
The new doctors of veterinary medicine include:
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Debrah Rarick, 541-737-6776