Veterinary Student Well-being

On the left, three veterinary students pet a dog; on the right, a masked student takes the Veterinarian's Oath

As a veterinary student, you face an extraordinary amount of pressure. Coursework, labs, exams... all of this, combined with financial stressors and the overall expectations around animal care, can be overwhelming at times. The CVM well-being team encourages you to peruse the resources below, take a look at some of the CVM-specific webinars available to you, keep up to date on any upcoming college wellbeing events and, as always, please reach out to the CVM Well-being Committee at CVMWellbeing@cornell.edu with any questions or suggestions.

Learn more about the seven dimensions of well-being via Cornell's Human Resources, and review the resources specifically for graduate and professional students created by Cornell Health here.

Additional resources for veterinary students on the seven dimensions of well-being

Mental well-being

Cornell and CVM Resources

Counseling, life coaching and support

Meditation and relaxation

Self-care

External Resources

Relationship well-being

Physical well-being

Cultural well-being

Environmental well-being

Cornell and CVM Resources

External Resources

Occupational well-being

Cornell and CVM Resources

External Resources

Financial well-being

Student loan debt can be an overwhelming stressor. Taking time to keep up with your financial responsibilities will help you to avoid the anxiety and fear that comes with the unknown. Focusing on your financial well-being now is an investment toward achieving your future goals.

Cornell and CVM Resources 

External Resources