WesternU opens clinic at East Valley Animal Shelter

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Media Contact: Sara Ebrahimi, (213) 482-9551 or sara.ebrahimi@lacity.org

Los Angeles, October 20, 2017 – In partnership with the City of Los Angeles Department of Animal Services and with generous support from Michelson Found Animals Foundation, Western University of Health Sciences College of Veterinary Medicine is excited to announce the grand opening of the WesternU East Valley Spay/Neuter Center at noon on Thursday, October 26, 2017. The clinic, located at the East Valley Animal Shelter, 14409 Vanowen Street, Van Nuys, Calif., will offer spay and neuter services to the shelter and local communities along with wellness and preventive care.

“We are very excited to be officially adding WesternU College of Veterinary Medicine as a partner,” said Brenda Barnette, LA Animal Services General Manager. “This is a win-win for the animals, the community and the veterinary students.”

The first group of WesternU students will begin rotation through the clinic in January 2018. “This partnership provides the college with a new clinical teaching site for our students to receive training in efficient and safe techniques for high quality high volume spay/neuter and real world hands-on experience,” said WesternU College of Veterinary Medicine Assistant Professor Zarah Hedge, DVM, MPH, Dipl. ACVPM. “We are also excited about plans to develop more focused training in shelter medicine and community practice for students and postgraduates in the future.”

The WesternU East Valley clinic will officially open to the public on Friday, October 27, 2017. For more information, visit LAAnimalServices.com. Call (818) 510-0197 to make an appointment.


About LA Animal Services
Los Angeles Department of Animal Services is one of the largest municipal shelter systems in the United States with six shelters serving approximately 60,000 animals annually and responding to 20,000 emergency calls involving an animal or person in danger. LA Animal Services promotes and protects the health, safety and welfare of animals and people.

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About Western University of Health Sciences
Western University of Health Sciences (www.westernu.edu), located in Pomona, Calif. and Lebanon, Ore., is an independent nonprofit health professions university, conferring degrees in biomedical sciences, dental medicine, health sciences, medical sciences, nursing, optometry, osteopathic medicine, pharmacy, physical therapy, physician assistant studies, podiatric medicine and veterinary medicine. WesternU is home to the Patient Care Center, where the best in collaborative health care services is offered. The Chronicle of Higher Education named WesternU a Great College to Work For in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017.

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