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Mental Health and Wellness Resources

Our program is dedicated to fostering a culture of wellness by embracing a comprehensive approach. We are committed to supporting the long-term success of our students, striving to equip each individual with the essential resources needed to emerge as well-rounded professionals.

The Mary Jane McMillen Crowe Student Success and Wellness Center

The Mary Jane McMillen Crowe Student, Success and Wellness Center manifests our commitment to wellness. Students can access counselors, wellness professionals, and space to study or relax between classes. It has exercise equipment, yoga and meditation rooms, and an outdoor study area. 

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Connect with our mental health professionals and get the support you need. 

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Mental Health and Wellness Services

Counseling Services

We believe it is essential to provide veterinary students with available counseling resources to provide support during our three-year program. Counselors on staff offer individuals the opportunity to seek help and get resources or encouragement when needed. 

Wellness Events

Arizona College of Veterinary Medicine students can access regular events organized by our mental health and wellness professionals. These events aim to provide and assist students by providing helpful tools for daily management of stress, anxiety, and mindfulness. 

CAPS Resources

The College of Veterinary Medicine partners with the central University of Arizona campus Counseling and Psych Services (CAPS) to provide our veterinary medical students with robust mental health and wellness support resources. 

Meet Our Mental Health Professionals

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Melanie Epstein, LCSWT

Behavioral Health Counselor 

Melanie Epstein has worked in academic settings for over 10 years and has wanted to return to higher education since her last position supporting college students at the Claremont Colleges. Melanie received her MSW from California State University, Long Beach, and has worked in community mental health and for the Los Angeles Unified School District since then. 

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Amanda Hall, MSW, LCSW

Behavioral Health Counselor

Amanda Hall is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and has worked as a social worker over the last 8 years. Amanda has community social work experience in MN, MO, and NC. Over the last few years, Amanda has worked in two university settings providing student support. She has worked as an embedded counselor for the School of Medicine at UNC- Chapel Hill. Since that experience, she has developed a strong interest in continuing her focus on supporting students who are engaged in a rigorous and demanding program. Amanda utilizes an integrative and person-centered approach to tailor support that’s the best fit for each student. Amanda also values understanding the impact that various environments and personal identities have on one another. She utilizes components of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Self-Compassion, and Trauma-Informed CBT. During her free time, she is interested in exploring new places, cooking, live music, and connecting with others. 

If you're experiencing a mental health crisis, speak with someone now!

Arizona Counseling and Psych Services (CAPS): 520-621-3334, available 24/7

Suicide Prevention LifeLine: 1-800-TALK (8255) or text TALK to 741-741, available 24/7

Pima County Community Crisis Line: 520-622-6000

If you or someone you know is experiencing a life-threatening emergency, call 911 or go to your local emergency room. 

Additional Mental Health and Well-Being Resources


Free Services & Resources

Peer Support

Community Resources

Identity-Inclusive Services

On-Demand Mental Health Support

Self-Care Hub

Free Self-Help Program

Veterinary Mental Health Initiative