More than 1,000 Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, as well as hundreds more children and their parents from all over Southern California, will converge on the WesternU campus for the College of Veterinary Medicine’s seventh annual Open House on April 21, 2012.

The event is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on three blocks of WesternU’s campus Esplanade at 799 E. Second Street, Pomona, Calif., as well as in several campus buildings.

CVM students and clubs host booths on pet care and provide tours of the college and Banfield, The Pet Hospital, which is the veterinary training facility for the University. Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts earn scouting merit badges as they learn about various aspects of animal care. Aquarium of the Pacific’s Aquarium on Wheels, K-9 unit demonstrations, shelter pet adoptions, pet microchipping and pet vaccinations also will be available.

This year’s open house theme is “The Animal Kingdom.” Pomona Unified School District’s elementary school children are participating in a coloring contest with that theme.