College of Veterinary Medicine

Instruction and clinical opportunities are provided in a wide variety of domestic species, including food animal, equine, and companion animals. The College sustains a vibrant, diverse faculty by encouraging advancement through personal and professional development and research, creating an academic community of competent, caring, ethical professionals, where cooperative learning, public service, and scholarship can flourish.

Faculty Spotlight


Western University of Health Sciences College of Veterinary Medicine Associate Professor Yvonne Drechsler, PhD, has received a $1 million U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) grant to functionally annotate the chicken genome, which has wide-ranging implications for better understanding of genetic factors influencing growth, reproduction and disease resistance in production. More…


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CVM Announcements

SAVE THE DATE – 2019 Vet med open house

April 6th 2019
More to come soon!



CVM Features

Student Spotlight – Athena Kepler

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CVM 2019 student Athena Kepler has received a $45,000 AQHF (American Quarter Horse Foundation) Margaret A. Haines Scholarship. This scholarship is made possible by the late Margaret A. Haines, a passionate and vocal supporter of the health and well-being of horses. This scholarship promotes the funding of cutting-edge research which includes the control and treatment of laminitis, the study of immunizations and vaccines for infectious diseases, and genetic and musculoskeletal injury treatment. More…




WesternU College of Veterinary Medicine provides care to neglected animals

Neglected Animals

Western University of Health Sciences College of Veterinary Medicine faculty and students are volunteering to help animals removed from a sanctuary under investigation for neglect. More…






We are interested in collaborating with practitioners on clinical studies, identifying clinical trial subjects and supporting intern/resident projects. 





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About the College

About the College

The College of Veterinary Medicine at Western University of Health Sciences was established in 1998 as the first new college of veterinary medicine in the United States in more than twenty years, and stands as a new paradigm in veterinary medical education more…



The WAVE Program

The College of Veterinary Medicine’s Reverence for Life Commitment promises that animals will not be harmed in our teaching programs. More…



April 6th
SAVE THE DATE – 2019 Vet Med Open House



CVM Community Events Calendar

WesternU Pet Health Center

WesternU Pet Health Center

The WesternU Pet Health Center offers companion animal care, pet wellness services and other outreach programs serving the community. Find out more…

WesternU Spay/Neuter Center-East Valley

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

CVM Career Center

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You are looking for a job opportunity or you want to advertise your job opening, get on the Veterinary Career Network (VCN).

CVM Strategic Plan Unveiled

The WesternU College of Veterinary Medicine unveiled a five-year Strategic Plan.


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For information about how to support the College of Veterinary Medicine, please contact the Director of Development,

Tim McPheron: (909) 706-3762 or at tmcpheron@westernu.edu.