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Welcome! As a WesternU alumnus or alumna, you are automatically a member of the WesternU Alumni Association, a network of nearly 12,500 graduates of Western University of Health Sciences. Alumni like you have an established presence in every state in the U.S., as well as in a dozen territories and overseas countries. Regardless of where you are residing, we hope that you will stay in touch as the Alumni Office is committed to providing assistance to you throughout your journey as a healthcare professional and beyond

We love to hear all your exciting news, so please share new contact information, jobs, publications, presentations, awards, honors, marriages, births, etc… Anything you would like to share, we would love to hear about it and share it with your classmates in the Class Notes section of the WesternU View!  We also welcome all photos pertaining to your updates. Click here to share your news!



WesternU’s Presidential Search Advisory Committee (PSAC) has selected three candidates as finalists for the position of President of the University. Each of these candidates will have separate but consistent three-day itineraries on the Pomona campus. Each candidate also will make a “town hall”-style presentation open to the entire campus community. This meeting will include a Q & A session and will be streamed live and available after the event. Find the latest news about it by clicking here.

WesternU ConnectThe Alumni Office recently launched  WesternU Connect. Through this online networking platform, you will be able to reconnect with your classmates, stay up to date on campus news, provide and/or receive career advice, and even connect with alumni in your area.

CVM ReopeningWestern University of Health Sciences’ College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) reintroduced its Pet Health Center to the community with a focus on nurturing the human-animal bond.CVM fully operates the Pet Health Center, which was previously a Banfield Pet Hospital as part of a 10-year affiliation agreement with Banfield. CVM has spent the past year retraining staff and will continue to make improvements and changes to the center in the coming years, said College of Veterinary Medicine Dean Phillip Nelson, DVM, PhD. Click here to read more.  

Ethan Allen, DO, shares his wisdom! For 30 years, 92-year-old Founding Board Member Dr. Ethan Allen has been teaching osteopathic manipulative technique workshops on Saturday mornings to students. 

New at WesternU is the J and K Virtual Reality Center (VRLC). The VRLC is home to cutting-edge 3D and 4D technology that will expand and enhance the study of anatomy across all of WesternU’s colleges. The VRLC was recently featured in TechRepublic magazine.

J and K Virtual Reality Learning Center


Throughout the year, the Alumni Office works with our campus partners to invite alumni to various events, including receptions at professional conferences, regional networking mixers, class reunions, on-campus lectures, and more! We hope that you will JOIN US at an upcoming event!

DO Conference Reception

WesternU is coming to Riverside! Check out the upcoming events page for details and to RSVP for the Alumni Networking Mixer at PROABITION on February 24th! 



All WesternU alumni are automatically members of the Alumni Association, and as such, you have access to a variety of benefits. Take advantage of special services like the Alumni Job Board and L.A. Fitness discounts just for you.




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Lisa McAfeeLisa McAfee, COMP ’09, an emergency physician at Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center, was interviewed for a KCBS Channel 2 (Los Angeles) story about the recall of cough syrup sold by a Pomona company. Click here to view the segment. 

Vacharee_OberbeckThe January 2016 edition of the American Pharmacists Association’s Pharmacy Today features College of Pharmacy alumni Vacharee Oberbeck, PharmD ’08, and Corey Edwards, PharmD ’15, in a story about a smoking cessation program at Ralphs Pharmacy.


Michael SaadeU.S. Navy Lt. Michael Saade, DMD ’13, a member of the College of Dental Medicine’s first graduating class, is profiled in the Orange County Register. Click here to read the story. Dr. Saade oversees dental care aboard the USS Rushmore.



Heather RallyHeather Rally DVM ’14 was recently involved in the Discovery Channel’s “Racing Extinction,” which shows the world never-before-seen images that expose issues of endangered species and mass extinction. Dr. Rally is currently one of the five people featured on discovery.com as a Racing Extinction Changemaker“.