CVM Class of 2018 Begins Clinical Rotations with Pinning Ceremony

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March 10, 2017

Horses meet the CVM Class of 2018 to lead them to the Animal Health Institute, where students began their first clinical rotations.

The inaugural class of College of Veterinary Medicine students have begun providing clinical care to animal patients, closely supervised by College faculty, at Midwestern University's Animal Health Institute in Glendale.

The College held a pinning ceremony in the Glendale Campus Auditorium, where each Class of 2018 member received a special pin from faculty to mark their transition to clinical rotations. The students heard remarks from Midwestern University President and CEO Kathleen Goeppinger, Ph.D.; Dean A. Rice, D.V.M., Adjunct Faculty and Director of Veterinary Science at the Arizona Agribusiness and Equine Center; and Thomas Graves, D.V.M., Ph.D., DACVIM, CVM Dean. Brian K. Sidaway, D.V.M., M.S., DACVS, Associate Dean for Clinic Operations, administered the Veterinarian's Oath.

"You will become Midwestern University to every patient you treat," Dr. Goeppinger said. "You will forever be the lasting memory of how you have been trained at Midwestern University." 

Following the ceremony, the students processed from the academic campus across the street to the clinical campus, where they were met by two horses that led them to the three Animal Health Institute clinics - the Companion Animal Clinic, the Diagnostic Pathology Center, and the Equine and Bovine Center. The students then separated to begin fulfilling their clinical responsibilities.