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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.

95 %

of graduates have jobs before they graduate (5-year average)

20 %

projected job growth through 2032 (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 philosophy. Your education will include wellness care, primary and tertiary care, client communication, collegial exchange, and business training. Groups of approximately eight 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, Equity, 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.
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.
  • Pet Health Care

    WesternU CVM is proud to offer a variety of Pet Health Care options to the local community. These varying options are provided across various locations. We strive to be the veterinary resource for the communities we serve while enhancing and prolonging the loving relationship between families and their pets.

    Each location serves a dual purpose: providing top tier pet health care while providing a learning environment for future veterinarians under the close supervision and direction of our esteemed veterinary faculty. Please note that all locations are unique, offering specific services with their own contact information, service lists, and pricing.

    Make sure to check out our Pet Health pages— we offer services that are complementary to simple pet care, opportunities to support veterinary education, and more!

    These locations may include (but are not limited to):

    • Pet Health Center Building

      Pet Health Center: Located on the Western University of Health Sciences’ campus in Pomona, California. The Pet Health Center is a full-service veterinary hospital where we pride ourselves in being our local community’s hub for comprehensive and compassionate pet care, offering a variety of services including: preventive care, vaccines, routine surgeries (such as spay and neuter), and dental cleanings. Our dedicated team of veterinary experts is committed to keeping your furry friends healthy, happy, and thriving, providing personalized care tailored to your pet’s specific needs. Join our vibrant community and discover a place where your pet’s well-being is our top priority. Together, let’s ensure a lifetime of wagging tails and purrs of contentment!

      Visit the Pet Health Center Website today for more information, including contact information and unique services.

    • VetMed student holding a labrador Spay / Neuter Center: This high-quality, high-volume spay/neuter and wellness teaching center is conveniently located in in Los Angeles City East Valley Animal Shelter in Los Angeles, California. It is dedicated to delivering top-tier spay, neuter, and wellness services that make a positive impact on Los Angeles and its neighboring communities. Our mission is to offer accessible, high-quality, and compassionate veterinary care to those in need, all while nurturing and inspiring the next generation of veterinary professionals. Our compassionate team is committed to promoting responsible pet ownership and helping reduce pet overpopulation. Join us in creating a healthier and happier pet community, one spay and neuter at a time. Together, let’s make a positive impact on the lives of our beloved pets!Visit the Spay / Neuter Center Website today for more information, including contact information and unique services.
    • A group of people standing in front of a medical truck. Veterinary Ambulatory Community Service: This is a unique program that takes faculty and students into the community to provide valuable pet health care to underserved communities and animal shelters. Students going through this distinctive program have said that the combination of helping the community and animals in need was the opportunity to shape themselves into being a more caring and empathetic doctor. This is a mobile unit and limited engagement opportunity that is available only on a limited basis only. While not currently open to the public, we encourage you to keep an eye on our social media pages for future announcements!


  • Veterinary Career Center

    We take immense pride in the success of our students. With over 90% of our graduates securing jobs before they even graduate, it’s evident that our commitment to excellence goes beyond the classroom.

    Our Career Center is a gateway to your future success, offering access to thousands of job listings from all corners of the country. Prepare for greatness with invaluable tips for career development, expert guidance in resume writing, and personalized reference checking. Whether you’re seeking opportunities in small animal practice, research, or specialized fields, or looking for Continuing Education opportunities, we’re here to support you every step of the way.

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    Career Opportunities at the College of Veterinary Medicine

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    Veterinary Outlook Magazine

    Our feature story highlights the unusual launch of the WesternU College of Veterinary Medicine and how Reverence for Life became embedded into the college’s mission.
    VetMed faculty and staff group photo taken outdoors on HEC staircase, Pomona campus

    College Spotlights Highlighting Achievements from the CVM Family

    We are proud to showcase individual and group achievements from the WesternU CVM community, including accomplishments from faculty and staff. Come join us as we celebrate the excellence, brilliance, and progress that makes our CVM family truly shine…


    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!