Western University of Health Sciences (WesternU) is a non-profit, private, graduate school for the health professions, with a main campus located on 22 acres (8.9 ha) in downtown Pomona, California. In 2011, the university opened an additional medical school campus (COMP-Northwest) on 50-acres in Lebanon, Oregon. The university operates two patient care centers, and has a pet hospital on its Pomona campus.
Founded in 1977, the first program at WesternU was its medical school, the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific. Since that time, additional programs have opened. Now, the university offers degrees in dentistry, optometry, podiatry, nursing, physician assistant studies, physical therapy, pharmacy, and veterinary medicine. When the College of Veterinary Medicine opened in 2003, it was the first veterinary school to open in the United States in 20 years. With an enrollment of 3,692 students (2012?13), WesternU is one of the largest graduate schools for the health professions in California, offering 22 academic programs in nine colleges.