Western University of Health Sciences will be recognizing Hill’s Pet

Nutrition by naming its new pet center the Hill’s Wellness Center. The

university is hosting a grand opening and open house for the Hill’s

Wellness Center on Wednesday, October 8 from 4 to 6 p.m. The center is

located at 302-304 Orange Grove Ave. in Pomona at the corner of Park and

Orange Grove.

Hill’s Pet Nutrition, one of the world’s leaders in pet nutrition, has

contributed $1.7 million to the university’s new College of Veterinary

Medicine. This new, unique clinic will provide wellness services to the

dogs and cats of Western University students, staff and faculty.

Students from the College of Veterinary Medicine will work with faculty

and learn how to conduct wellness exams. When problems are found, pets

and their owners will be referred to local veterinarians for

treatment. The Hill’s Wellness Center is a teaching facility and will

not be open to the public.

Dr. Beth Boynton, professor and director of the center, said she is eager

to have the college’s students begin working with dogs and cats. The

center is located on property that once served as Park Hospital. Dr.

Richard E. Eby was one of the co-founders of the Park Hospital and served

as one of the founding members of the University’s College of Osteopathic

Medicine of the Pacific.

There will be a brief ceremony to celebrate the opening of the center

followed by an open house. The event is open to university students,

faculty, staff and invited guests.