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Western University of Health Sciences

College of Veterinary Medicine

Pomona, CA

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Western University of Health Sciences

Overview

Western University of Health Sciences / College of Veterinary Medicine is located in Pomona, CA, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Doctoral Degrees 105

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? No
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam MCAT or GRE General Test (within 5 years of matriculation)
Comp Exam Required for some

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

725
Applied
269
Accepted
95
Enrolled
37%

Applying

50
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline September 15th September 15th No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Doctoral Degree Exam MCAT or GRE General Test (within 5 years of matriculation)
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 2.75, three letters of recommendation, BA or BS (recommended), 500 hours of hands-on animal-related experience, transcripts from all colleges or universities attended

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 79

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition & Fees

$217,230
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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards March 2
Types of financial support available Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans

Student Body

420
Total Graduate Students
1%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 21.19%
Black or African American 3.1%
White or Caucasian 43%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 14.29%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.24%
Two or more races 9.76%
Unknown 6.43%

Gender

Male (21%)
Female (78%)

Faculty

57
Total faculty
Full-time - 53
Part-time - 4
Male (31)
Female (26)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Diagnosing, managing and preventing complications related to small animal surgery; toxoplasmosis
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 309 East Second Street
Pomona, CA  91766-1854
United States
Contact Dr. Phil Nelson
Dean
Email: pnelson@westernu.edu
Phone: 909-469-5661
Fax: 909-469-5635

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