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Health & Wellness

The Academic Affairs Wellness Program is committed to creating a healthy DVM community through the development of wellness initiatives, education, counseling, and curriculum.

Counseling Services

All students at the College of Veterinary Medicine have access to free, confidential counseling services. Services are offered at three convenient locations: the College of Veterinary Medicine, the Veterinary Medical Center and at CAPS (Counseling and Psychiatric Services) located in the Student Health Center.  Counseling is available on site at the CVM and VMC on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm. To make an appointment, please call CAPS at 706-542-2273 and identify yourself as a vet student.

Student Health Center

Full-time students pay a health fee each semester providing them the opportunity to receive multi-disciplinary health care, wellness and health maintenance at the University Health Center.


Other Resources


The Office of Academic Affairs offering free tutoring for students in the 1st and 2nd year curriculum. Our tutors are current DVM students that performed well in the specific course. Most tutoring sessions are done in a group setting. Students interested in learning more about the program or interested in requesting a tutor can contact Kelli Chase in the Office of Academic Affairs.


Bulldawg Support Network (BSN)

The Bulldawg Support Network (BSN) is a network of trained peer supporters at the College of Veterinary Medicine. They are available to anyone that needs some extra help or support. They are not counselors, but are aware of professional services available at the CVM and in the greater Athens community.



The ASPIRE Clinic is a unique resource on campus that provides holistic counseling and education services for the UGA community.  Their services include individual, couple, and family therapy, financial counseling & education, nutrition counseling & education, and legal problem solving. 


Disability Resource Center (DRC)

The Disability Resource Center (DRC) is committed to providing equal access for student with disabilities at UGA. The professional staff is available to work with students on their disability-related needs and to create appropriate plans for academic support, accommodations, and services.


Ramsey Center and Recreational Sports

The Ramsey Center is the student recreational and athletic facility located on UGA’s East Campus. Full time students can use the facility for free. The facility includes a pool, basketball courts, an indoor track, climbing and bouldering walls, racquetball courts, and a weight-training space.  For an additional fee students can purchase group and instructional fitness passes for access to a wide variety of classes offered at the facility.



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