Creating a Healthy Community

At Cummings School, our wellbeing focus encompasses the whole person. It’s not just about physical fitness, it’s about providing a safe, healthy, nurturing campus where each community member can excel.  

From gatherings and activities to support and guidance to policies and practices, our aim is to create a learning and working environment that inspires each, strengthens all, and helps everyone to be their best selves.

Taking Care of the Caregiver

In 2015, the American Veterinary Medicine Association (AVMA) outlined 9 dimensions of veterinary wellbeing. Together, these dimensions create better mental and physical health for those in the veterinary profession. By knowing and attending to these, veterinarians can support others and help identify areas that need to be addressed.

"We're having to redefine what is the ethical responsibility, that it includes not just working really hard but also keeping oneself well so that you can continue in the work and help with the other people in the profession or in your clinics."

Dr. Elizabeth Strand, PhD, associate clinical professor and founding director of veterinary social work at the University of Tennessee CVM

AVMA 9 dimensions of wellbeing 

Being engaged in work that gives you personal satisfaction, and aligns with your values, goals, and lifestyle

Learning new things; Participating in activities that foster critical thinking and expand your worldviews

Having a sense of inner harmony and balance

Surrounding yourself with a network of support built on mutual trust, respect, and compassion

Being able to identify and manage your full range of emotions, and seeking help when necessary

Taking care of your body e.g., getting enough sleep, eating a well-balanced diet, exercising regularly, etc.

Being aware of your personal finances and adhering to a budget that enables you to meet your financial goals

Participating in diverse cultural and artistic experiences

Taking an active role in preserving, protecting and improving the environment

Student Wellbeing

Learning, living, and working in a supportive and caring environment helps students thrive.

Faculty and Staff Wellbeing

Working in a supportive community where there is space to balance your professional life with your personal needs helps employees shine.

tables and chairs in a cafeteria setting.

Elms Café

Located in Agnes Varis Campus Center, Elm’s Café offers easy to grab meals no matter what your schedule.

man standing in front of a mirror lifting weights in a fitness center.

Fitness Center

Located in Agnes Varis Campus Center, the Fitness Center is open to all students and employees.

field of grass, tall bushes and trees, and a Tufts sign that reads Richard J. Phelps Athletic Field.

Phelps Field

Located in the center of campus, Phelps Field.

Happenings on Campus

Meet Our Wellbeing Team

Lynn Roy, D.V.M.
Student Wellness Advisor

Eric Richman
Social Worker

Ryan Moore
Senior Human Resources Business Partner

Chad Argotsinger
Assistant Dean of Student Affairs