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Western University of Health Sciences

College of Veterinary Medicine

Pomona, CA

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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

745
Applied
243
Accepted
105
Enrolled
33%

Applying

Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline September 17th September 17th 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; 3 letters of recommendation; BA or BS (recommended); 500 hours of hands-on animal-related experience; transcripts from all colleges or universities attended. TOFEL and proof of legal US residency are required for international students

International Students

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

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition & Fees

$222,650
Tuition & Fees
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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

414
Total Graduate Students
1%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 21.26%
Black or African American 3.38%
White or Caucasian 45%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.24%
Asian 13.29%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.24%
Two or more races 10.14%
Unknown 5.07%

Gender

Male (22%)
Female (77%)

Faculty

62
Total faculty
Full-time - 56
Part-time - 6
Male (32)
Female (30)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Anatomic adaptation of sea lions; animal-human interactions; infectious diseases, including vector-borne disease; creation and validation of teaching and assessment tools; zoonotic diseases
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
316,414

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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