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Cummings Cares

Cummings School is committed to the health, wellness, and well-being of every member of our community including faculty, staff, and students. We offer a variety of programs to meet myriad needs.

"Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. "

World Health Organization


Cummings School offers many opportunities to help you live your professional life to the fullest. These programs range from workplace wellness programs to career planning to preparing for your future in the veterinary profession.

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Cummings School provides faculty, staff and students many opportunities to break out of the office and classroom and enjoy our beautiful campus. These programs range from access to our gym, lunchtime yoga classes and organized walks and running and hiking clubs.

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Our goal is to help and support you in your quest to become the best version of yourself! Whether you are looking to take health and wellness classes, meditate, get biometric screenings or seek one-on-one confidential counseling, Cummings School has a program for you.

Examples of these programs include:

Programs for Working Programs for Healthy Living Programs for Overall Well-being

Featured Program

Cummings Thrive

The mission of the Cummings Thrive project is to, with collaboration from non-profit organization Veterinary Leadership Institute (VLI), develop an interactive program that promotes mental health awareness while also teaching students, faculty, and staff personal and professional leadership skills.

Featured Stories on Wellness @ Cummings School

  • Motherhood and Veterinary School
    Cummings School researchers find that women who are pregnant, raising children, or considering parenthood at U.S. veterinary training institutions may lack adequate support ... read more
    Source: Wellness feed from news.vetPublished on 2018-12-10
  • The Grief Counselor Is In
    Three questions for Eric Richman, Cummings School's first veterinary social worker. ... read more
    Source: Wellness feed from news.vetPublished on 2017-11-01
  • What VLE Means to Me
    For students who are interested in exploring wellness in the veterinary profession, the Veterinary Leadership Experience can be a game changer. Source: ... read more
    Source: Wellness feed from news.vetPublished on 2017-05-29
  • Wellness Week 2017
    Wellness and work-life balance are important issues that everyone in the veterinary industry needs to be aware of. This year, SAVMA will hold it’s second annual Wellness Week, featuring talks, activities and munchies, open to the whole campus. Source: ... read more
    Source: Wellness feed from news.vetPublished on 2017-02-10
  • 9 Campus Breaks that Feature the Fall
    We know breaks are good for us, but sometimes it’s hard to find the time. Here are 9 ways to take a break on campus this fall. Source: ... read more
    Source: Wellness feed from news.vetPublished on 2016-10-23