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About Vet Med Psychological Services (VMPS)

The OSU Vet Med Psychological Services (VMPS) is an outreach service of the Psychological Services Center and the Department of Psychology. Services are available to students who are currently enrolled in one of the veterinary medicine tracks through the Center for Veterinary Health Sciences. We provide a variety of psychology services that can be tailored to the needs of the students and can include the following:

  • Individual Counseling and Psychological Treatment
  • Group Therapy
  • Educational Seminars
  • Psychological Assessments (ADHD, learning disabilities, etc.)

On occasion, it may be determined that our services are not suited to provide care that is appropriate for an individual’s level of needs. If this occurs, we will work to locate a clinic or organization which will better meet the needs of the individual.

STAFF
The OSU VMPS psychology associate is William Lechner, M.S., a doctoral student in the Clinical Psychology training program in the Department of Psychology at OSU. Thad Leffingwell, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Psychology at OSU, provides supervision for the service.

FEES
All services will be billed for a flat rate of $5.00. Payment will be due at the time of service unless other arrangements have been made with the clinician. Payments may be made in the form of check or credit card. The VMPS will be able to bill any services rendered to an individual’s bursar account with the university. The VMPS will be unable to accept cash. Inability to pay should not be a barrier to receiving services. If payment will create a burden, we encourage students to visit with us to negotiate an arrangement that will work.

LOCATION
Students can be seen at our office in Brock Memorial Library, Conference Room 6, during hours when the library is open. After hours appointments may be available and will be held at the Psychological Services Center in North Murray Hall. We would encourage you to contact us first for an appointment (see contact info below) rather than dropping in whenever possible.

HOURS OF OPERATION
Hours will generally be held on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays by appointment (8-5). Evenings will be reserved for group sessions. Other evening appointments may be available but will be scheduled at another facility on campus.

APPOINTMENTS
To schedule an appointment or ask further questions about the services provided, please contact us by phone at (405) 744-6145 or email us at vetmedpsyc@okstate.edu. In the meantime, please feel free to visit our website at www.vetmedpsyc.org.

IN CASE OF EMERGENCY
If there is a mental health emergency outside of normal office hours, please utilize the following steps:

  • Go to the nearest hospital emergency room
  • Call 911
  • 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 8:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. only): 405-744-3333
  • Use the emergency phone number for the Psychological Services Center (405)338-5860