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Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine Class of 2020

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Cummings School Hosts Virtual
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Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine will graduate 131 students on May 17 that possess a range of skills including those studying veterinary medicine, conservation medicine, animals and public policy and infectious disease and global health. 

Order of Events

Musical Prelude
Greetings and Remarks Alastair Cribb, D.V.M., Ph.D., Dean

John H. de Jong, B.S., A78, D.V.M., V85, University Trustee and Member of   the Board of Advisors for Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine

Introduction of Dignitaries and Distinguished Guests Alastair Cribb, D.V.M., Ph.D., Dean
Presentation of Faculty Emeritus Certificates Presented by:  Alastair Cribb, D.V.M., Ph.D.

M. Sawkat Anwer, Ph.D., D.M.V.H., Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Sciences

Robert S. Bridges, Ph.D., Professor of Biomedical Sciences

Dean's Remarks Alastair Cribb, D.V.M., Ph.D., Dean
Presentation of Awards Presented by:  Alastair Cribb, D.V.M., Ph.D., Dean

ZOETIS AWARD FOR VETERINARY RESEARCH EXCELLENCE
Recipient:  Lisa Barber, D.V.M., Associate Professor of Clinical Sciences

M.S. Class Address Jacqueline Yvette Buckley, Class of 2020
Presentation of Diplomas to M.S. Candidates and Ph.D. Candidates Alastair Cribb, D.V.M., Ph.D., Dean
M.S. Faculty Address Akram Da’darah, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Infectious Disease and Global Health
Deans Remarks Alastair Cribb, D.V.M., Ph.D., Dean
Presentation of Awards Presented by:  Alastair Cribb, D.V.M., Ph.D., Dean

HENRY E. CHILDERS, D.V.M., AWARD
Recipient:  Yuki Nakayama, D.V.M., V14

ARTEMIS AWARD FOR CLINICAL EXCELLENCE
Recipient:  Rachael Gately, D.V.M., Clinical Assistant Professor of Environmental and Population Health

ZOETIS DISTINGUISHED VETERINARY TEACHER AWARD
Recipient:  Marieke Rosenbaum, D.V.M., V14, Assistant Professor of Infectious Disease and Global Health

D.V.M. Class Address Ezra M. Frager, Class of 2020
Class Gift Jason Harry Doll, Class of 2020
Erica L. Falvey, Class of 2020
Presentation of Diplomas to D.V.M. and D.V.M./Dual Degree Candidates Alastair Cribb, D.V.M., Ph.D., Dean
D.V.M. Faculty Address Melissa Mazan, D.V.M., V93, Professor of Clinical Sciences
Administration of the Veterinarian's Oath Alastair Cribb, D.V.M., Ph.D., Dean
Closing Remarks Alastair Cribb, D.V.M., Ph.D., Dean

Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine Graduating Class

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2020 Class Gift

The goal of our class gift campaign was to fundraise for additional physical restraint equipment to be used across our hospitals. This equipment will not only minimize stress to our patients, but also enable staff to safely perform the best care possible. Together, we raised enough to purchase 9 dog muzzles, 6 cat muzzles, 2 pairs of Kevlar gloves and shin guards per request of our Large Animal Hospital (pigs bite!) and a pair of elbow-length critter care gloves for our Wildlife Clinic!

Thank you, Class of 2020 and to Dean Cribb for his personal match!

In an unprecedented year, we have decided to do an unprecedented thing, and create a second campaign across the DVM and graduate programs. This will allow us to give back by helping clients experiencing financial hardship during COVID-19. View our Cummings Cares crowdfunding campaign to learn more, and thank you to all who have joined us in these efforts!

Jason Doll and Erica Falvey, Representatives for the Class of 2020 Legacy Gift