Health & Wellness

UFCVM Student Well-being

Our mission

The mission of the office for academic and student affairs is to empower students to succeed academically and reach their goals as veterinarians and leaders. Specifically for wellness and inclusion, our goal is to promote personal and professional wellness, diversity, equity and inclusion in order to foster an environment that prepares future leaders to solve global problems. We cultivate a community that respects and engages with one another across differences. The definition of wellbeing, used by the National Wellness Institute states: “Well(being) is an active process through which people become aware of, and make choices toward a more successful existence.”

Our goals for student wellbeing at UF CVM are to:

  • Educate students about wellness, including risk factors that may impact wellbeing
  • Provide a culture of support for CVM students and encourage students to ask for help
  • Provide tools for students to improve self-care and manage stress
  • Embrace a holistic approach to professional and personal wellness

The University of Florida CVM considers professional and personal wellness an important priority for our community.  Several resources are available and include:

  • CVM On-site licensed psychologist
  • UF Wellness Center and Counseling Services http://www.counseling.ufl.edu/cwc/ ; 352-392-1575
  • The U Matter, We Care initiative http://www.umatter.ufl.edu/ ; 352-392-1261
  • UF Mindfulness Initiative: ufl.edu
  • Gatorwell: http://gatorwell.ufsa.ufl.edu/
  • Alachua County Crisis Support Hotline 352-264-6789

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