MVB Class of 2019 - White Coat Ceremony
On Thursday 8 March, the School of Veterinary Medicine's annual White Coat Ceremony took place in O'Reilly Hall. The MVB Class of 2019 were formally presented with their clinical dress and their families and friends joined us to celebrate this important occasion; we had guests in attendance from all over Ireland and some from as far afield as the USA and Canada.
Associate Professor Rory Breathnach was on MC duty for the event, which began with an address from the Dean & Head of School, Professor Michael Doherty. We were delighted to have Dr John Bainbridge join us at the Ceremony to address the Class of 2019, sharing his experience as a vet and offering words of wisdom to the students as they prepare to enter their clinical year.
Dr James Gibbons, Associate Dean for Admissions & Student Affairs, led the class in reciting the Veterinarian’s Oath. After all of the white coats had been put on, and Aidan Kelly had taken the all-important class photos, a reception was held in the O’Reilly Hall Atrium. Many thanks to the White Coat Committee and all the School staff involved in organising the event and also those who attended on the day. Best of luck to the MVB Class of 2019 as they enter their clinical year!