Services and Resources

Student Success

Tutoring Services*
Dr. Monica Howard, Assistant Dean of Veterinary Student Success

Veterinary students may use tutorial services available through the Office of Academic and Student Affairs at the College. Tutors are selected students who have successfully completed the courses for which they provide tutorial sessions through individual and/or small sessions. To arrange for a tutor, contact:

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CVM Office of Academic and Student Affairs (OASA)*
Dr. Monica Howard, Assistant Dean of Veterinary Student Success

Assist with professional program questions, and provide guidance to resources for students who may 
be experiencing or having concerns in the College of Veterinary Medicine. Violation of Title IX or other federal, state, or local laws require OASA reporting to the appropriate units. Students also can directly contact the below resources. Notifying OASA as well is often helpful for a more rapid resolution of the issues.  

ISU Student Legal Services
Funded entirely by the Government of the 
Student Body, Student Legal Services (SLS) 
is a legal aid office for students currently 
enrolled at Iowa State University and registered Iowa State University student groups. It is staffed by two attorneys who advise and often represent students in a variety of cases and are available for consultation with respect to most 
legal concerns. 

ISU Counseling Service
Veterinary students have access to secure and confidential counseling services on site in the College of Veterinary Medicine. CVM students also have the option of attending counseling on central campus. To schedule an appointment, call 515-294-5056 and let them know that you are a Vet Med student or email  

ISU Office of Student Assistance
Kipp Van Dyke, Assistant Dean of Students for Student Assistance and Academic Success

The mission of the Office of Student Assistance is to help students experiencing difficulties or challenges achieve academic success. In collaboration with campus and community partners, we provide support through connection to appropriate resources and awareness of university processes for students attending Iowa State University.

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ISU Student Accessibility Services
Jamie Niman, Director of Student Accessibility Services

Evaluate and approve accommodations (Notification Letters (NL)) and assist colleges in providing reasonable accommodations. Dr. Monica Howard is the CVM liaison and point of contact after NLs are approved for CVM approvals prior to student-instructor discussions.

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Military-Affiliated Student Center
Veterinary students, staff, faculty and 
their immediate family (spouse, domestic 
partner, children) can find support, information and a shared camaraderie at the Military-Affiliated Student Center on main campus.

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ISU Equal Opportunity (EO) and Title IX 
Carl Wells, Director of Equal Opportunity and Title IX Coordinator
Dr. Monica Howard, CVM Deputy Title IX Coordinator

The Equal Opportunity Office focuses on investigation, accountability, and compliance regarding Title IX and 
serves as a contact for any report related to sexual harassment and misconduct. If an immediate threat, contact the police. The EO office on campus can be 
contacted directly at:

3350 Beardshear Hall

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Office of Equal Opportunity (OEO) Information Advisors 
Members of the University community who have received extensive discrimination and 
harassment training, conducted by the Director of the Office of Equal Opportunity (OEO) or designee, act as information advisors on topics pertaining to discrimination and harassment and have general knowledge about applicable laws, university policies and procedures. This position is not a confidential reporting system and 
violations of federal laws have to be reported.

    Financial Resources

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    Financial Counseling
    Financial planning begins the day a student matriculates. A financial literacy advisor provides seminars and individual guidance in financial planning. Topics include: Credit and Credit Scoring, Student Loan Repayment Options, Retirement, Investment and Job Benefits, etc. Individual financial planning afternoon appointments (Wednesdays 12-4pm), currently in OASA. To schedule an appointment contact

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    Financial Aid
    Understanding and planning for financial aid is an important part of your financial portfolio. An advisor is available for afternoon appointments, currently Tuesdays (12-4pm) in OASA. 

    Rural Iowa Veterinarian Loan Repayment Program

    Tara Joyce, Financial Aid Advisor
    Office of Student Financial Aid
    0210 Beardshear Hall

    Career Planning

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    Career Development Services
    Dr. Jessica Ward, Assistant Dean of Extramural
    Student Programs

    Veterinary students are invited to utilize career development services available through the Office of Academic and Student Affairs. Resources include assistance with planning for different career paths, identifying job opportunities, developing application materials, preparing for the interview process, and applying for internships and residency programs. ISU-CVM also partners with private and corporate practices to facilitate recruitment opportunities through digital communications and in-person networking and job fairs. To learn more about these services, contact:

    Student Safety

    Students Who May Be Victims 
of Sexual Misconduct

    If you or someone you know may be a victim of 
sexual misconduct or assault, you are strongly 
encouraged to seek immediate assistance.

    Assistance can be obtained 24 hours a day, 
7 days a week from:

    • ACCESS (Assault Care Center Extending Shelter and 
Support) 800-203-3488 for a confidential advocate
    • Mary Greeley Medical Center 
515-239-2011 for a confidential health examination or services
    • ISU Police
 911 from a campus phone or 515-294-4428
    • Ames Police 911 or 515-239-5133

    During business hours, you may also seek 
assistance from the ISU Dean of Students Office 

    Sexual Assault/Misconduct

    Story Co Sexual Assault Response Team (SART)

    Free Medical Assistance for Sexual Assault

    • Mary Greeley Medical Center 515-239-2011
    • Thielen Student Health Center 515-294-5801
    • Planned Parenthood 515-292-1000

    Immediate Law Enforcement response

    • ISU Police 515-294-4428
    • Ames Police 515-239-5133
    • Story County Sheriff’s Office 515-382-6566

    ACCESS (Assault Care Center Extending Shelter and 
Support) is the local advocacy and support organization whose mission is to address the roots and impact of 
domestic and sexual violence through services that 
enhance safety, empower survivors, and promote 
understanding and social justice within our community.

    29-ALERT or 515-292-5378
    Assault Care Center

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    ISU Police Department
    If students need emergency 
assistance they should call the ISU Police Department 
at 294-4428 or 911.