Finley becomes honorary vet student


FinleyAnimal sciences freshman Kayne Finley celebrated his 18th birthday by becoming an honorary member of the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine's Class of 2020. Kayne has a cancerous tumor in his brain stem, but that hasn't stopped him from pursuing his dream of becoming a vet. 

A celebration in the courtyard of the Vet School included a coating ceremony, where Kayne received the blue lab coat, and he took the vet student oath. The College of Agriculture presented Kayne with a brick that will placed around Mike the Tiger's habitat. 

Kayne was diagnosed with DIPG-Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Gliome, a pediatric brain cancer, in November 2016. 

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