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Welcome to Veterinary Wellness Resources

The University of Pennsylvania and the School of Veterinary Medicine have a commitment to the wellness of our students, faculty and staff.  Here are some resources available to help you feel supported and sustained by our community.   Please let us know of resources that you've found helpful.

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Counseling Support

Heather Frost
CAPS @ PennVet

Location: Rosenthal Building, Room 122
Hours: Tuesday/Thursday 3p-7p
CAPS Counselor On-Site: Heather Frost, LSW, M.Ed
Services Available: Student individual therapy; consultation; connection to other resources
How to access:

  • Call CAPS and select option 2 to schedule an appointment (request appt on-site at PennVet)
  • Drop in whenever door is open to schedule appointment or meet briefly with counselor
  • Email counselor to schedule appointment:
CAPS@Penn (Counseling & Psychological Services)

Location: 3624 Market Street, 1st Floor
Hours: Monday/Friday 9a-5p; Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday 9a-7p; Saturday 10a-3p
Phone: 215-898-7021
Services Available: Student individual therapy; group therapy; medication; connection to other resources
How to access:

  • Call and select option 2 to schedule an appointment
  • Drop in during hours to meet with a counselor for support around a crisis or urgent issue
  • Call and select option 1 to speak with a counselor immediately (available 24/7)

Heather is a licensed social worker who works with students around issues related to anxiety, depression, life transitions, relationships, identity, and family dynamics.  She has particular training in issues related to sexual health/well-being and working with the LGBTQ community.

Wellness Counselor - NBC

Location: New Bolton Center, Allam House
Hours: Tuesday afternoons and evenings; anytime on Friday. As time permits can be available on Wednesday and Saturday mornings, and other evenings.
Counselor On-Site: Page Buck, PhD, LSW
Services Available (to everyone at NBC): individual therapy (as needed or on a schedule); consultation about situations related to work or personal life, referrals to and collaboration with other professionals, check-ins as needed.

To set up an appointment:

Dr. Buck is a licensed social worker who works with individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, stress, chronic illness, and general overwhelm. She received training in Veterinary Social Work from the University of Tennessee – a program designed to support the human needs that arise in veterinary work.

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