The engagement and upcoming marriage of Jessica McBride and Zachary Zimmerman are being announced by the bride-elect’s parents, John and Susan McBride of Venice, Fla.

Parents of the groom-elect are Jon and Melissa Zimmerman of Upper Sandusky.

Miss McBride is pursuing a doctorate of veterinary medicine at the University of Florida-College of Veterinary Medicine.

Mr. Zimmerman attended The Ohio State University. He is involved in the hog farming industry.

The couple will be united in marriage during an outdoor wedding ceremony to be held July 27, 2013, in Upper Sandusky.