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WesternU / College of Veterinary Medicine

College of Veterinary Medicine

We are a “College without walls.” Our students start working directly with animals in their first semester, alongside expert faculty and local veterinarians.

90 %

of graduates have jobs before they graduate

17 %

projected job growth through 2030 (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)

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Overview OF the PROGRAMS

Our four-year Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) curriculum uses a problem-based learning approach guided by a reverence for life. Your education will include wellness care, primary and tertiary care, client communication, collegial exchange, and business training. Groups of approximately seven students actively engage in the learning process with faculty.

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Commitment to Diversity

It is critical that we stand together against acts of bias, systemic discrimination, racial targeting, and fear mongering. As a revered WesternU College, we reaffirm our commitment to the principles of Humanism, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Anti-racism. As a member of the American Association of Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC), we reaffirm our commitment to the AAVMC Principles of Inclusion.

Outlook Magazine

Our feature story deals with CVM’s efforts to bring free health care to the pets of homeless individuals who don’t have the means to seek help.

Faculty & Staff Spotlight

  • Mohammad Mir
  • Dominique Griffon
  • Dr. Jijun Hao
  • Manel Lopez-Bejar
  • Events

    November 3-4, 2021
    2021 WesternU CVM Career Fair – The WesternU CVM Career Fair interest survey is open!  If you are an employer or recruiter and would like to participate, please complete this short survey to express your interest in joining the college for this annual event.
    View the flyer here
    Click here to take the survey

  • Pet Health Care

    Pet Health Center Building

    Pet Health Center

    The Pet Health Center is a full-service veterinary hospital offering a variety of services, including preventive care, vaccines, routine surgeries such as spay and neuter, and dental cleanings.Call today for an appointment.

    611 E. Second Street, Pomona, CA 91766

    WesternU College of Veterinary Medicine and LA Animal Services celebrate the opening of the East Valley Spay/Neuter Center in Van Nuys.

    Spay/Neuter Center East Valley

    The WesternU Spay/Neuter Center is a high quality high volume spay/neuter and wellness teaching center serving Van Nuys and surrounding communities.

    14409 Vanowen St, Van Nuys CA 91405

  • Veterinary Career Center

    There is a reason that over 90% of our students have jobs before they graduate. Our Career Center offers the opportunity to explore thousands of job listings from all across the country. Get tips for career development, resume writing, and reference checking.

    CVM Career Center

  • Community Offerings

    WesternU’s College of Veterinary Medicine offers multiple ways to connect with and serve its communities. See our Community Offerings.

  • WesternU played a large role in Care Harbor Fairplex, a free mega-clinic April 27-28, 2019 in Pomona. College of Veterinary Medicine student Deanna Grillone holds a nervous patient, Duchess, as East Valley Spay and Neuter Center staff explain to the owner’s daughter what they will do Saturday, April 27, 2019 during the first day of Care Harbor Fairplex in Pomona.

    Give to the College

    Your support helps our students fulfill their dreams of becoming veterinarians—your gift will help their vision become a reality. We are grateful for your partnership and ask that, with our students, you dream big dreams and stretch with us. Together, we can educate veterinarians with excellence, prepare them for the challenging work ahead, and serve as a model for veterinary academia around the world. Learn more.


    Your journey to an exciting career in health care is just getting started. Please review the program admissions requirement or request more information and we’ll reach out to you. You may also consider scheduling a virtual advising appointment. We look forward to meeting you and discussing your goals!