Counseling & Wellness Services
Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine Counseling and
Wellness Services helps veterinary students maintain their global well-being
by providing a safe, supportive and confidential environment that empowers
the exploration of personal, interpersonal, academic and career concerns.
The service is staffed with licensed counseling professionals. Information
shared with the counselors remains confidential according to Washington Law
and the ethical code of the American Psychological Association.
Our academic services are designed to assist veterinary students in
developing the skills necessary to succeed throughout the curriculum.
Through individual counseling and workshops, we help veterinary students
develop effective study and test taking skills as well as learn how to
decrease exam related stress and anxiety. We work closely with students who
may be experiencing academic difficulty to develop the necessary learning
strategies to achieve academic success in the DVM program.
Our career counseling services are designed to assist veterinary students in
preparing for the transition into clinics and eventually the work force. We
help develop resume writing, job search, and interview skills to ensure the
veterinary student is adequately prepared for his/her subsequent job search
prior to graduation.
Our counseling and wellness services are designed to assist veterinary
students in developing and acquiring those skills, attitudes and resources
necessary to succeed in veterinary school and to pursue productive and
satisfying lives. We aspire to help veterinary students achieve excellence
in all areas of their lives, thereby shaping healthier, emotionally
intelligent, ethical and professional leaders in the veterinary profession
CVM Counseling and Wellness Services also offers several workshops to
students throughout each semester on a variety of topics such as study and
test taking skills, test anxiety, resume writing, job searching,
long-distance relationships and how couples can survive vet school. Provided
there is enough interest, students are welcome to request workshops on other
Counseling for students is limited to ten sessions per academic year.
Depending upon the student’s circumstances, and at the discretion of the
counselor, session limits may be extended. Short-term counseling is provided
for students with mild to moderate concerns. Those students who have
circumstances more serious in nature that warrant longer-term counseling
will be referred to WSU Counseling and Testing Services or to an outside
agency. Your counselor will help you in the referral process and may act as
a secondary counseling resource for "check-ins" during your work with your
outside primary counselor. Please feel free to set up a consultation time if
you are unsure if counseling would be helpful for your particular issue. To
make an appointment contact:
Donna J. Scott, PhD
Psychologist Counseling & Wellness Services
Office: ADBF 1035
If you have a counseling emergency and are unable to reach Dr Scott, please
call the WSU Student Counseling Center at 335-4511 during university
business hours or the Moscow/Pullman Crisis Line at 332-1505 after hours,
weekends and holidays. .
Self Help Documents. NOTE:
The information contained in these
self help documents is not to be used as a substitute for professional
care. Neither the authors, Washington State University nor the College of
Veterinary Medicine assume liability for injury incurred by following the
information presented in these self-help documents