Spread the word: Help welcome the Class of 2021

Published on April 15, 2021
AVMA virtual celebration of the veterinary school Class of 2021

Virtual celebration set for May 15

The veterinary school Class of 2021 has had a wild ride, graduating in a year largely defined by COVID-19. These students have had to adapt and be resilient like no other class before. Pandemic-related restrictions like physical distancing have defined much of their final year of schooling, affecting everything from clinical experiences to externships to graduation itself.  

To celebrate all of their accomplishments, the AVMA community will welcome these new colleagues into the profession with a live, virtual ceremony on May 15, 2021. Will you help us spread the word to every member of the Class of 2021 to let them know how excited we are to see them join our profession?

Special guest speaker: Cheryl Strayed

Renowned author Cheryl Strayed will give the featured address, sharing her inspirational personal story of struggle, perseverance, and survival through the lowest of lows. Strayed is the author of three New York Times best-selling books, including "Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Coast Trail.” Her ability to get back up and continue walking no matter what is the perfect message for the veterinary school Class of 2021. She’ll also answer audience questions during a live question-and-answer session after her speech.

Powered by you: Invite and welcome our new colleagues

Please help spread the word about this special celebration to all students and university faculty members. The hour-long event begins at 3 p.m. Central Time on May 15, and is open to the entire veterinary community at no cost. All are welcome to attend and cheer on the veterinary school Class of 2021.

Sign up on AVMA Axon to save your seat for this live event. The recorded ceremony also will be available for registrants to rewatch on demand for one month after it takes place.


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