tries out her new stethoscope provided courtesy of MVMA,
VVMA and Professional Veterinary Products.
Gerhardt Schurig presents a new student with a white
President Dr. John Kable presents a student with a
stethoscope courtesy of MVMA, VVMA and Professional
The Virginia-Maryland Regional
College of Veterinary Medicine’s Class of 2014 was formally
admitted to the college following a White Coat Ceremony in
which the 96 new students were issued white laboratory coats and
administered the Veterinary Student’s Oath. The Class of 2014
represents an increase of five students from previous years, a
trend the college hopes to continue. Once the college’s new
instructional building is constructed, the college is expected
to increase enrollment to 120-130 students. Almost 900
individuals applied for admission to the VMRCVM’s Class of 2014
and 200 personal interviews were conducted to select the new
"What marks this semester
and incoming class as significant - and each is
distinctive in its own way - is that the Class of 2014
has arrived at the dawn of a new era for the college,"
says Dean Gerhardt Schurig. "Ground has been broken on
the future, and heavy machinery now dots the landscape
of VMRCVM's Blacksburg campus. The next page in our
college's history has been turned."
MVMA held drawings for two
Barnes & Noble Nooks, along with carrying cases and
lights. Melani French of Manasas, VA and Patricia Brown
of Blacksburg, VA won the drawings.
MVMA, the Virginia
Veterinary Medical Association and Professional
Veterinary Products gave each student a complimentary
stethoscope to help them on their path through
Incoming students represent many different undergraduate
institutions, with several students hailing from undergraduate
programs at the VMRCVM’s parent institutions, Virginia Tech and
the University of Maryland at College Park. The students majored
in a variety of disciplines.