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CVM Counseling Services
Vet Med Counseling Services is here to help and support you in any way we can while you are earning your veterinary or graduate degree at the College of Veterinary Medicine.
Meet the Counselor
Holly Evers is the interim CVM Counselor. Holly is originally from Enid, Oklahoma, but currently resides in Guthrie. She obtained her bachelor's degree at North Carolina State University and then returned to Oklahoma and OSU where she completed her DVM and then took a pause before obtaining her master's in counseling. Her favorite hobbies are nature related including activities such as hiking, kayaking, gardening, bird watching or simply exploring out in the country or along a river bank.
Hours and Appointments
Therapy Services by Appointment
Tuesday-Thursday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
*Additional appointment times available upon request
Scheduling a Counseling Appointment
- Login to the Patient Portal at the University Health Services website
- Choose the “Appointments” tab on the left-hand side; then select “Schedule an appointment.”
- Select “Veterinary Student Counseling Services.” (this selection applies to DVM and CVM graduate students)
- Choose your counselor
- Select either an in-person session or an online session.
- Choose an available time that best suits your schedule.
If you are unable to schedule an appointment online, you may also call 405-744-6145. If there is no answer, please leave a voicemail and the counselor will contact you as soon as possible to schedule your appointment.
Online Counseling Appointments
If you scheduled an online counseling appointment, follow these directions:
- Find a quiet, private space.
- Have a well charged device with internet access and a webcam; your cell phone will work, but a computer using either Chrome or Firefox browsers will work best.
- For appointments with Holly go to https://doxy.me/osucvmcounseling
- Enter your name where prompted; this will take you to the virtual waiting room.
- Wait for your therapist to begin your session.
If you experience any technical difficulties during this time, call the CVM Student Counseling Services office at 405-744-6145 to speak with the therapist to troubleshoot the issue.
Holly’s office is located in 162 McElroy Hall.
To find the counselor’s office from the main lobby of McElroy Hall, follow the steps below:
- Go past the Student Services office and go to the Student’s Locked Mailbox Room.
- From there, walk through the Soft Lounge and Old Phys to the hallway at the south end of Old Phys.
- Continue down the hallway until you can turn right. You will see a door that will lead you to another hallway. Go through that door.
- Turn left after walking through the door and turn right down the hallway.
- Walk past the elevator and water fountain to offices 162 and 163, which will be on your left.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much are counseling services?
Services are FREE and unlimited for any current CVM DVM or Graduate student.
Will CVM faculty, staff, and students know that I am going to therapy?
Only if you tell them. We will make your confidentiality a priority, ensuring that no details of your attendance or treatment records will be disclosed to anyone outside of CVM Counseling services.
What is therapy like?
The therapy experience depends a lot on how you approach it. Ultimately, it is an intentional conversation with an impartial person who can help guide and direct you through challenges in life.
I don't think my problems are that big or important, should I even go to therapy?
You don't have to be in a crisis to go to therapy, it is for anyone who is strugging in any area of life.
Will attending therapy count as an excused absence?
Yes, we can provide you with the necessary documentation to have your absence excused.
In Case of Emergency
If there is a mental health emergency during normal office hours (M-F, 8-5), please utilize the one of the following:
- Call the CVM Dean's office (405-744-6595) or the Student Services Office (405-744-2264)
- Go to University Counseling Services in Student Union 320 (405-744-5472)
- Go to the nearest hospital emergency room
- Call 911
For after hours emergencies, please call the campus safety hotline: 1-855-225-2726
If you are concerned about someone else's safety or a threat to the safety of others on the OSU campus, call the OSU Behavioral Consultation Team Hotline (M-F, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. only): 405-744-3333.