Employ 1.5 counselors with a drop in hour available every day as well as a weekly support group

Wellness Events

Wake up for Wellness, Massage Day, Active Aggies (circuit training exercise program), and events sponsored by the VetMed Health & Wellness Club.

  • Health and Wellness Club
  • Activities: yoga, meditation, Tai Chi and crafts
  • Speakers and webinars on mental health
  • Suicide Prevention Week
  • Sponsor a Wellness Summit
  • 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 school administration on wellness initiatives while also sharing student concerns and helping to disperse information.

Each Aggie Matters

Each Aggie Matters is a campaign that unites the tens of thousands of students, faculty, and staff at UC Davis in an open and affirming dialogue about mental health. We refuse to stay silent about such an important issue—an issue that impacts us all. Together, we are creating a campus where Each Aggie Matters. And here at the School of Veterinary Medicine, we are taking a stand to advocate for our community.

Healer’s Art Program

The program is an innovative discovery model course in values clarification and professionalism that offers a safe learning environment for a personal in-depth exploration of the time-honored values of service, healing relationship, reverence for life and compassionate care.

Doctoring Course

Taught throughout the curriculum, and touching on a multitude of topics, the Doctoring Course also includes information sessions, lectures/discussions/panels, and workshops on mental health and wellbeing (including self-care, compassion fatigue and suicide awareness and prevention).

Suicide Prevention Training

Held training for faculty and staff through the QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) model. Faculty and staff were also invited to attend Inquiring Minds training. 

New Wellness Room

Supports mental health and wellness for students throughout their DVM program.

AAVMC Veterinary Wellbeing Summit

Multiple administrators, faculty, staff and often students attend and/or present each year.

2nd Annual California Student Mental Wellness Conference - Sacramento 

Zach Ward, School of Veterinary Medicine Counselor and Coordinator for Mental Health and Wellness Programs, presented on “Suicide Prevention and Stigma Reducing Strategies in College Mental Health”.

Academic Resources

Tutoring, Disability Accommodations, Student Health & Wellness Center