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Get Involved

There are many ways positive and enthusiastic alumni can volunteer across the college!

Admissions – Play an important role in helping us select the incoming class by participating in the application review and interview process.

College Fairs – Proudly serve as an ambassador at college fairs in your area by helping staff Ohio State booths, talking with interested students and their parents, answering questions and distributing recruitment materials.

Phone Calls – Be the voice of exciting news by making congratulatory phone calls to recently admitted students, usually in the area where you live.

Get the Scoop – Have you graduated within the past 10 years? Our college selects five to six young alumni to serve on a Q&A panel with each class during the academic year. They are in the late afternoon and last around an hour and a half. Everyone is treated to Grater’s Ice Cream sponsored by the Veterinary Alumni Society.

Dinner for 12 Buckeyes – Join us for one of Ohio State’s Student Alumni Council’s signature events, with the purpose of creating lasting relationships and networking between buckeyes, past and present. Four dinners are held during each academic year, with six students and six alumni attending from each college or department that wishes to participate. The Veterinary Medicine Alumni Society financially supports these meals, and several previous dinners have been supported by veterinary alumni.

Office of Career Management & Professional Development – Students are always looking to alumni and employers for career advice. We have several ways for you to get involved with the office:

  • Attend Networking Events, including the annual Alumni-Student Networking Luncheon during Homecoming Weekend
  • Participate in Mock Interviews and Negotiations as part of the Professional Development Curriculum
  • Host Students for Externships
  • Attend the Fall Career Connection Fair
  • Post job opportunities for free on the online job posting board
  • Serve as a mentor by offering general advice as students explore different career paths and opportunities

Sponsor A White Coat – The white coat is a symbol of the knowledge our students have gained during their first three years of veterinary education. The day they receive their white coat is a crucial step in their professional journey, representing their dedication to veterinary medicine and to being leaders in their communities. By sponsoring a white coat, you confirm the continuity of excellence shared by all graduates of the Ohio State College of Veterinary Medicine. You will have the opportunity to send a personal message to student as he or she receives the white coat by filling out the attached advice card that will be inserted into the coat pocket. 

Learn more about these opportunities and sign up to participate today,

Questions: Contact the Office of Admissions and Recruitment
Offices of Admission & Recruitment
Alumni Relations
phone: 614-247-1512