Professional coating ceremony
marks transition into clinics

Members of the Class of 2013 were honored during the college’s traditional Professional Coating Ceremony, held May 13 at  UF’s Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. The ceremony recognizes the sophomore class for successful completion of the first two years of veterinary school and provides an opportunity for faculty and other mentors to present the students with professional white coats as a symbol of their transition into clinical rotations.

Sophomore student Cassandra Moats is shown with her coat presenter, Dr. Tom Wronski.

Dr. Christine Jenkins, director of academic affairs for Hills Pet Nutrition, Inc., visits with Dr. Michael Schaer, professor of emergency medicine and critical care, prior to the coating ceremony.

Dr. Julie Runnfeldt, a graduate of the college's Class of '93, is shown with sophomore student Matthew Young, whom she coated.

Suze Orman, internationallly acclaimed financial expert and the aunt of sophomore student Katelyn Stender, was in the audience supporting her niece.

Katie Hogan, Tiffany Herrera and Samantha Haas in the audience prior to receiving their white coats.

Sophomores Amanda Foskett and Ben Carter after receiving their new white coats.


From left to right are Kyle Fisk (2013), Ben Carter (2013), Michael Alber (2012), Bo Rainbow (2012), Dr. Kevin Anderson's widow, Michelle LeBlanc, Morgan Guoan (2012), Dr. Chris Sanchez and Cassandra Moats (2013). The students were all recipients of the Dr. Kevin Anderson Team VetMed scholarships.

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