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Donate a White Coat & Stethoscope to the Class of 2028

June 12, 2024

Donate a White Coat & Stethoscope to the Class of 2028

Each year the OVMA formally welcomes incoming first year students to the veterinary profession during a White Coat Ceremony at Oregon State University. During this special event, each incoming student is “cloaked” with a white laboratory coat, a traditional symbol of the medical sciences, and presented with their first stethoscope.

Twenty five years ago, the OVMA became the first state veterinary association to present each first-year student with a White Coat. Through this meaningful ritual, these future veterinarians become more aware of their professional responsibilities and are encouraged to embrace the obligations inherent in the profession: to be excellent in science, to be compassionate, and to lead lives of uprightness and honor. One conveyed message is that veterinarians should care as well as cure.

Please consider a general donation or to sponsor a specific student who you know is in the incoming class.

Please make your donation to the OVMA's charitable arm, the Animal Health Foundation of Oregon. At just $145 each, it is a wonderful, affordable way to personally welcome a first year veterinary student.

Updated: June 12, 2024