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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

DR. YVONNE DRECHSLER

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

2020  California Temporary License Curriculum (CaTLC)

March 18-20, 2020
The California Temporary License Curriculum (CaTLC) is specifically designed to meet or exceed the requirements of California laws governing veterinary licensure in California.  The California Veterinary Medicine Practice Act covers the requirements for veterinarians licensed in other states, Canadian provinces, or United States territories and wishing to become licensed in California via the reciprocity process. Click here for more information and registration.

JOIN OUR TEAM!

The College of Veterinary Medicine at Western University of Health Sciences has several full-time, tenure-track faculty positions open in the following disciplines:

For more information, please see job descriptions on the CVM Career Center.
Apply for the Shelter Medicine position at WesternU Jobs 15389.
All other positions may apply through a general position listing at WesternU Jobs 11564.

2020 CE Laparoscopy Courses

May 16-17, 2020 – CE Laparoscopy Course for DVM Practitioners 

This two day course is an intensive practical skills course intended to train small animal practitioners in laparoscopic surgery. The course is limited to nine veterinarians and four veterinary technicians and includes hands on surgery procedures. In keeping with our college’s reverence for life mission, all animals that participate in the lab are returned to their owners afterward and are having only medically necessary procedures.

CE Laparoscopy Course for DVM Practitioners Flyer

CE Laparoscopy Course for DVM Practitioners Program

May 18-19, 2020 – CE Advanced Laparoscopy Course for DVM Practitioners 

This two day course is an intensive practical skills course intended to small animal practitioners with previous experience in laparoscopic surgery. The course is limited to four veterinarians and two veterinary technicians and includes hands on surgery procedures.

CE Advanced Laparoscopy Course for DVM Practitioners Flyer

CE Advanced Laparoscopy Course for DVM Practitioners Program

 

2020 NATIONAL VETERINARY SCHOLARS SYMPOSIUM 

WesternU and UCSD Joint Vertical Aerial View

Western University of Health Sciences (WesternU) and the University of California San Diego (UCSD) will host the 2020 National Veterinary Scholars Symposium on July 31 – August 2, 2020. This event, which is being held at the UCSD campus, is the premier annual scientific colloquium which showcases research accomplishments by veterinary students completing summer research internships. It provides an opportunity for students participating in the Boehringer Ingelheim Veterinary Scholars program to present their research findings by oral and/or poster presentation. 

 

For more information about the upcoming 2020 National Veterinary Scholars Symposium click here.

 

To view past National Veterinary Scholar Symposiums click here.

 

CVM Features

Student Spotlight – Athena Kepler

Athena Kepler portrait on a  purple white gradient background.

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…

Events

 

March 18-20, 2020:
California Temporary License Curriculum
Click here for more information.

April 4, 2020:
15th Annual Vet Med Open House Event
Click here for more information.

May 16-17, 2020:
CE Laparoscopy Course for DVM Practitioners
Click here for more information.

May 18-19, 2020:
CE Advanced Laparoscopy Course for DVM Practitioners
Click here for more information.

July 31 – August 2, 2020:
National Veterinary Scholars Symposium
Click here for more information.

 

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

WesternU Spay/Neuter Center - East Valley logo on a white background with multi color dogs tails figuring in the foreground

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…

2020 Career Fair… Save the date!

RVT and Dr Team in front of the PHC

WesternU CVM will be hosting its annual veterinary Career Fair on November 3 and 4, 2020.  Join us and have the opportunity to meet the DVM 2020s as well as the first, second, and third-year students.  Planning will begin in April or May. To express your interest and be included in updates, please complete the form at the following link http://bit.ly/WUCVM2020CareerFair.

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).

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CVM Strategic Plan Unveiled


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

 

Discover the future of the CVM.

 

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Giving

SUPPORT THE COLLEGE OF VETERINARY MEDICINE

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.