Wake up for Wellness
A bi-montly event to promote health and wellness, boost morale, and build a sense of community with our DVM students. Hosted by the Career, Leadership and Wellness Center, in conjunction with the Vet Med Health and Wellness Club, the event offers an opportunity to foster relationships while enjoying a bite to eat and a cup of coffee.
Held every Spring in conjunction with nearby Carrington College in Sacramento, CA. DVM students are able to enjoy a 5 minute chair massage. In January 2016, 82 students received a massage with 100% of the participants saying "they would attend the event again". It's a great way for students to relieve stress and feel rejuvenated.
Vet Med Health and Wellness Club at UC Davis
This important club "provides resources and opportunities for self-care and creates a collaborative community amongst veterinary students to promote physical, mental, and emotional health and well-being".
The club supports students in a variety of ways:
- Weekly activities: yoga-stretch, meditation, kickbox detox and crafts circle.
- Speakers and webinars.
- Fun social activities: hikes, rock climbing, farmer’s market, corn maze, wine tasting, ice cream days, field game days, cooking classes, and potlucks.
- Wellness representatives: each class has 3-5 representatives to offer support and provide information on resources to DVM students. The representatives work with the School of Veterinary Medicine's administration on wellness initiatives while also sharing student concerns and helping to disperse information
For more information on activities visit: https://www.facebook.com/groups/746502622144280/