Counseling is available for all veterinary medicine students, and there is no charge for the services provided. Free consultation and wellness services are available for students, house officers, faculty and staff. Counseling services are private, confidential and not shared with anyone unless an individual signs a release of information or when the counselor must comply with state/federal law around safety (see Confidentiality below). The counseling office is located in 107E Magruder Hall.

Crisis Services

Crisis services are offered 24/7 via CAPS. On-call clinic for urgent needs is open Monday-Friday 9AM-4PM (10AM-3PM during breaks & summer). If you are in crisis, please call us at 541-737-2131 to schedule a visit. You can also come to our office for a walk-in visit, but you may need to wait until a counselor is available. Help is available whenever CAPS is closed, by calling 541-737-2131 and selecting option 1 from the after-hours phone menu. If you are experiencing an emergency, please call 911 or go to the nearest hospital emergency department. In Corvallis, go to Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center in Corvallis (3600 NW Samaritan Dr).

You can also get help any time by:

Online Screening Available

Take a brief screening to determine if you or a loved one should connect with a mental health professional

Our Counselor: Lauren Amiton, MA, Professional Counselor Associate

Please feel free to schedule an appointment by calling CAPS at 541-737-2131 or emailing

Schedule a 20 minute consultation online with Lauren.

*Flexible scheduling may be accommodated ahead of time and may vary over breaks. 

CCVM Office Hours:
7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Not onsite at CCVM

CCVM Wellness Room

The CCVM Wellness Room (Magruder 2005) is open for reservation to all CCVM community members. The Wellness Room offers a relaxing and quite environment with a massage chair, yoga mats, tea station, electronic fireplace and calming noise machine.

Reservations are available in 30 minute time slots 24/7 (please limit your use to 1 hour max per session). 


In-House Counselor


Lauren (she/her) is originally from Houston, Texas. She earned her BA at Tufts University in Medford Massachusetts and her MA from Lesley University in Cambridge Massachusetts. She has worked in a variety of clinical settings with a focus on good clinical outcomes for the people she works with. Lauren has lived in Corvallis, Oregon, since 2015 and enjoys serving the students at Carlson College of Veterinary Medicine.


For Staff and Faculty:

OSU employees seeking services, please contact the Employee Assistance Program at 800-433-2320. 

Counseling and Wellness Services

Counseling services are available for students only. Consultation and wellness services are available for students, house officers, faculty, and staff. Staff and faculty who are concerned about the well-being of a student or colleague may come in for a consultation. Wellness appointments (i.e. 1:1 coaching sessions to maximize one’s well-being) will be available during the week with a wide range of dates and times to accommodate the availability of the CCVM community. During the year students, staff, and faculty can also request presentations for their departments, classes, or students during the academic year. This includes but not limited to workshops, seminars, and/or presentations. 


Counseling is confidential. In accordance with state and federal law as well as professional and ethical guidelines for mental health providers, we maintain confidential records of all contacts with clients. This means that no identifying information - written or otherwise - about your contact with CAPS/CCVM psychologist will be disclosed to anyone outside CAPS/The CCVM psychologist without your written authorization. This includes: students, faculty, or staff at CCVM, other academic departments, the registrar's office, student health services, and other campus entities; no one gets to know what you talk about (or even that you are coming here) unless you want them to know. There are some legal exceptions to this confidentiality; they rarely apply but we want you to know about them. If you are under the age of 18, please call for information about our confidentiality policy.

Counselors may need to disclose certain information in four general situations:
When you state intent to harm yourself or someone else
When you report current abuse or neglect of a vulnerable adult or child
A court order
When mental illness is used as a defense in a criminal or civil action


Information about CAPS