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Vet-Med United Day

On April 4th, 2018 a national movement known as #VetMedUnited took place and was recognized in various ways at local SAVMA chapters. The movement focuses on personal wellness, mental health and remembering victims of suicide in the veterinary field. Here are just some of the ways Colleges of Veterinary Medicine recognized this movement at their school.

University of Wisconsin strung a manner with words of encouragement for the students and faculty.

UC Davis held lunch talks about wellness after graduation, free food, and stood together.

St. George’s University made a banner where students wrote their “why” and “what makes you well” for all the students to see.

Purdue Vet Med stood together and signed a poster with their “why”.

University of Illinois did a “give a ribbon, take a ribbon” which students shared anxieties and a lunch lecture about wellness. They had a VIP faculty guest speaker who shared his personal stories about wellness and suicide.

Utah State University wore purple in support of the event and joined to show togetherness.

Atlantic Veterinary College wore ribbons to recognize this movement.

University of Tennessee had a poster board which provided a creative outlet and encouragement to students. They also provided ice cream sundaes!

Louisiana State University partnered with their wellness committee to host an outdoor picnic with games.

North Carolina State did wellness spotlights all over campus to promote wellness and share the may things they love.

St. Matthew’s University held a talk on the Secondary Traumatic Stress: Building Resilience and Finding Balance.

Ross University had a bulletins where students could share sticky notes with what keeps them well.

University of Georgia had a poster where student’s could share what makes them well.

Virginia-Maryland College of Vet Med had free coffee and doughnuts and a “take what you need, leave what you can” activity where students could support each other with sticky notes.

Washington State University's pressed their teal and purple-painted hands to a white banner

Michigan State University had events like tie-dye shirts, customizing your stethoscope, along with cool swag and talks featuring High Performance Vets.

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