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MU College of Veterinary
Medicine Graduates 64

Members of the College of Veterinary Medicine Class of 2010 were cautioned that even if their career paths take a detour, there is always a lesson to be learned. Dr. John Clifford, deputy administrator of the U.S. Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service and a member of the CVM Class of 1983, addressed the Class of 2010 during commencement exercises on May 14, 2010. He related lessons he had himself learned from his own career, which had begun later in life than many of his colleagues and had taken him from private practice and into government work.

CVM Dean Dr. Neil Olson served as master of ceremonies for the commencement, congratulating the 64 graduates on their achievement in joining a profession whose members number so few they could fit into Memorial Stadium.

Dr. Bruce Whittle, president of the Missouri Veterinary Medical Association, led the graduates in reciting the Veterinarian’s Oath. Dr. Ron Cott, associate dean for Student and Alumni Affairs and director of Development, presented the graduating class.

Faculty members Dr. Keith Branson, Dr. Tim Evans and Dr. Robert Youngquist performed the investiture, after which MU Provost Brian Foster conferred the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degrees. Veterinarians completing internships, residencies and graduate programs at the CVM also received recognition during the ceremony.

Assisted by Dr. Robert Youngquist, associate dean of academic affairs at the MU College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. William B. Wright drapes a hood on the shoulders of his daughter, Amberle Wright, who received a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree during CVM commencement exercises on May 14, 2010.

 

David Maledy and his fellow graduates enter Jesse Hall for commencement ceremonies to the cheers of family and friends May 14, 2010.

     

Backstage at Jesse Hall, CVM faculty members Dr. Brian Frappier and Dr. James Schadt line up the graduates and give them last-minute instructions. As she prepares to cross the stage and receive her degree, Kira Moore hugs Frappier.

 

Member of the CVM Class of 2010, Krystle Azerolo, dons her mortarboard as she readies for graduation ceremonies.

     

Dr. Bruce Whittle, president of the Missouri Veterinary Medical Association, leads the CVM Class of 2010 in reciting the Veterinarian’s Oath.

 

Dr. John Clifford, deputy administrator of the U.S. Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service and a member of the CVM Class of 1983, delivers the address during the CVM commencement ceremonies on May 14, 2010, at Jesse Hall on the University of Missouri campus in Columbia.

     

Dr. Jeanie Welker, president of the CVM Class of 2010, gives the response on behalf of her classmates. Welker commends her fellow graduates for their accomplishments outside of the classroom and encourages them to remain interested in their outside pursuits as they transition from being students to being professional veterinarians.

 

Dr. Neil Olson, dean of the MU College of Veterinary Medicine, congratulates new DVM Jordan Nickell.

     

Dr. Rita Wittu greets the Class of 2010 on behalf of the CVM Alumni Organization. Wittu is president of the organization.

 

Dr. Leon Russell, recipient of an honorary degree from MU, and his wife, Martha, meet the CVM Mule Team, Tim and Terry following the CVM commencement ceremony.

     

Celebrating the completion of their internships are (from left) Dr. Dorothy Jackson, Dr. Frank Fasanella, Dr. Cherlene Delgado, Dr. Astrid Bigio, Dr. Brooke Nitzkin-Fowler and Dr. Scott Christopher.

   
     



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