Wellness Initiatives

Wake up for Wellness

Held several times a semester to promote self-care and wellness, boost morale, and build a sense of community with our DVM students. Hosted by the Career, Leadership and Wellness Center (CLaW), in conjunction with the VetMed Health & Wellness Club, the event offers an opportunity to foster relationships while enjoying breakfast and a cup of coffee.


The Healer's Art

The Healer’s Art is an innovative discovery model course in values clarification and professionalism. The extracurricular course (held each Spring) 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.


Special Events

Throughout the year, the CLaW hosts special events/days (i.e. Banana Day, PB&J Day, Trick-or-Treating, etc.) to promote goodwill and show our DVM students that we support and care about them. It is our belief that a small gesture goes a long way!


UC Davis Walking Loops

The following walking loops have been made possible by Healthy UC Davis. Everyone is encouraged to enjoy! Learn more.
Health Sciences Loop - 1 mile
This loop starts at the Valley Hall patio area and goes through the Arboretum.

Stride for Aggie Pride 5K
This scenic 5K loop, starts in front of VM3B, and winds through the campus.


VetMed Health & 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/