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Getting Our White Coats

This Friday is a very big day for second year vet students. I and every other second year vet student are looking forward to getting our white coats. Our white coats mark the halfway point in our vet school career and symbolize not only how far we have come, but also what we have to look forward to in the next two years. Our white coats are what we will wear when we are in clinics, seeing actual patients, talking to actual clients, and using the amazing education that we have been given.

The White Coat Ceremony is similar to graduation in that we all line up alphabetically and cross the stage one by one. Instead of receiving a diploma, though, our professors present us with our white coat and actually “coat” us by helping us put it on. It is attended by our family members, and I am very excited to get to see my family when they get here on Friday. I have been looking forward to this moment pretty much since I began vet school, and I am so excited to be able to see all my hard work pay off!