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Tuskegee University Veterinary Medical Program welcomes its first year veterinary students in the Class of 2020

By Anissa L. Riley

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TUSKEGEE, Ala. (August 19, 2016) - The Tuskegee University College of Veterinary Medicine (TUCVM), under the leadership of Dr. Ruby Perry, dean, welcomed the new first year class of veterinary medical students (Class of 2020) with an orientation program on August 16-17 at the college’s Patterson Hall auditorium and atrium. The first day of class was August 18 for all students at Tuskegee University. welcome class 2020

Highlights of the various sessions to help orientate the new class of future veterinarians included: The Office of Veterinary Admissions; Office of Academic and Student Affairs; Office of Student Success; Office of Research and Advanced Studies; Departments of Biomedical Sciences, Clinical Sciences, and Pathobiology; T.S. Williams Veterinary Medical Library; Educational Programs and Instructional Technology; and Campus Public Safety. Students also enjoyed a presentation on the history of the college as well as a TUCVM Clubs and Organization Fair.

The 57 member TUCVM Class of 2020 consists of 43 females and 14 males from the states of Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, North and South Carolina, Florida, Ohio, Delaware, Connecticut, Tennessee, Maryland, Nevada, New York, Colorado, Texas, California, Illinois, Indiana, and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. The Class of 2020 also showcases the diversity of the veterinary school with the following ethnicities represented: Asian/Pacific Islander, African American, Caucasian, and Puerto Rican.

Also, four students from the Class of 2020 are already Tuskegee University alumni and graduated from TU as undergraduates in 2016. They are: Aijah Bradford, Alexandria Bufford, Desiray Garcia, and Crystal Serrano.

The Class of 2020 also has six students who received early admittance in to the veterinary medical program by majoring in animal poultry veterinary sciences as undergraduates along with meeting several strict criteria to be eligible for early assurance of admission (EAA) prior to the application deadline of the current year. These students are: Airene Carver, Elizabeth Graham, Channing Hatchett, Kenneth Hiscocks, Imani Smith, and Ariel Truitt.

“We are truly pleased with the selection of students for our new first year class of veterinary medical students. The Class of 2020 is showcasing the continued tradition of the veterinary program here at Tuskegee which is to show true diversity,” said Dr. Ruby Perry, dean of the Tuskegee University College of Veterinary Medicine.

The Class of 2020 was selected into the TUCVM program using the Veterinary Medical College Application Service (VMCAS) which is managed by the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges. To learn more about admittance into the veterinary program at Tuskegee, visit:

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