Oklahoma State University’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences welcomed the Class of 2018 with a White Coat Ceremony held recently at the Stillwater Community Center.

Among the 82 member class was Amy Sattler of Bridge City. Sattler earned a BS degree in Biology from Oklahoma State University in May. She is the daughter of Brian and Kay Sattler also of Bridge City. The traditional white coat symbolizes the first step of many milestones these veterinary medical students will achieve as they begin their journey to earn a DVM degree from Oklahoma’s only veterinary college.

“These students have worked hard to get to this point and they deserve congratulations,” says Chris Ross, DVM, PhD, professor and associate dean for academic affairs. “There are also plenty of challenges ahead of them as they progress toward their professional goals.”

The class of 2018 is comprised of 58 Oklahoma residents and 24 nonresidents representing Ontario, Canada, and the states of Arkansas, Connecticut, Iowa, Kansas, Massachusetts, Minnesota, North Carolina, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Tennessee, and Texas.

One of 30 veterinary colleges in the United States, it is fully accredited by the Council on Education of the American Veterinary Medical Association. The center’s Boren Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital is open to the public and provides routine and specialized care for small and large animals. It also offers 24-hour emergency care and is certified by the American Animal Hospital Association. OSU is preparing students for a brighter future and building a brighter world for all. OSU improves the lives of people in Oklahoma, the nation, and the world through integrated, high quality teaching, research and outreach.