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Annual Open House

16th Annual WesternU CVM Open House – April 6, 2024 | 9:00am – 2:00pm

Our annual Open House event invites thousands of members of all ages from the local community to participate in a free event on our Pomona campus. This event strives to foster meaningful connections with our local community and professional partners through various activities like interactive sessions, guided tours of our state-of-the-art facilities, pet adoptions, a petting zoo, and immersive hands-on activities. It also attracts local Scout, Brownie and Daisy troops as one of the only locations in the LA County area that offers the opportunity for members to get an animal care badge.

This year promises to be even more enlightening, providing attendees with an in-depth look into the world of veterinary medicine and the critical role it plays in the health of animals, humans, and the environment. We aim to inspire and inform, showcasing our academic and professional offerings. We welcome potential students, their families, and community members to join us in exploring the world of veterinary medicine.

  • Registration

    Registration is required for all attendees, regardless of type of admission selected (General Admission: FREE, Premium Fun Pack Registration: $25).

    Registration will open in February. Check back soon!

     

  • What to Expect

    A group of women wearing yellow t - shirts. WesternU CVM invites potential students, their families, community members, and professional partners to join us for this enriching experience! Last year, our Open House event attracted an impressive turnout of over 4,000 guests, reinforcing its status as a premier community engagement event. Previous years have included various activities like interactive sessions, guided tours of our state-of-the-art facilities, pet adoptions, a petting zoo, and immersive hands-on activities.

    This year promises to be even more enlightening, providing attendees with an in-depth look into the world of veterinary medicine and the critical role it plays in the health of animals, humans, and the environment. We aim to inspire and inform, showcasing our academic and professional offerings. We welcome potential students, their families, and community members to join us in exploring the world of veterinary medicine.

    • Support WesternU CVM Student Clubs – student clubs will have booths available for guests to visit, offering information about their mission and goals, interactive activities, and may offer items for sale– all proceeds made at individual booths go to support the clubs representing them.
    • Location – The majority of this event, located on the Western University of Health Sciences campus in Pomona, CA, will be held outside. Attendees are recommended to take precautions against the weather. On-site parking is available.
    • Food trucks will be located on-site for the convenience of guests.
    • Animal Care Badges (Scouts) – Local Scout, Brownie and Daisy troops are invited to take advantage of one of the few opportunities in the LA County area that offers the chance to obtain an animal care related badges.

    The program, map of the campus, and Passport to Fun will be uploaded in early February 2024. Keep an eye out!

  • Information for Scouts

    A girl scout wearing a yellow shirt. As always, Scouts (BSA Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts [Brownies, Junior, Cadette, and Senior levels]), are invited to take advantage of this rare opportunity to obtain animal specific badges. Western University of Health Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine is proud to have established a close relationship with local troop Boy Scout and Girl Scout troop leaders to provide the educational activities that will help scouts fulfill requirements for badges that would otherwise be difficult to obtain.

    Parents or group leaders should be aware that all activities are open to the public, in addition to scouts. These activities are scheduled at specific times during the day to accommodate as many groups as possible. These once-a-year offerings may have limited space– please be aware of the day’s schedule so you do not miss out! Sign-off booths will not be able to sign-off on cards if the scouts have not fulfilled their requirements.

    • Veterinary Merit Badge (Boy Scouts)
    • Bear Elective Adventure: Critter Care (requirement #3) (Cub Scouts)
    • Brownie Pets Badge (Girl Scouts)
    • Junior Animal Habitats Badge (Girl Scouts)
    • Cadette Animal Helpers Badge (Girl Scouts)
    • Seniors Voice for Animals Badge (Girl Scouts)

    Passport cards for Boy Scouts will be provided on-site, but troop leaders are expected to make sure to check with their local leaders to fully understand all requirements. A sign-off booth will be located at the event, on the esplanade, and will be staffed with experienced volunteers ready to sign off on blue cards. The booth may be accessed between 10:00am – 2:00pm.

  • Parking

    Parking information is coming soon! Keep an eye out!