A majority of people are aware of veterinarians in private practice, but veterinarians play a vital role in many different industries. Successful, rewarding careers can be found in disease control, food safety, drug development and epidemiology, to name a few. Delaware Valley College is in the forefront in preparing students for further study in this field.
3 + 1 Program for Pre-Vet Students
Enrollment in the Department of Animal Biotechnology and Conservation affords the student an opportunity to emphasize coursework in Biotechnology, Conservation or Pre-professional studies. Pre-professional courses are meant to prepare students for graduate, medical and veterinary school. Pre-veterinary studies at Delaware Valley College does not constitute a major in this area. Veterinary schools accept pre-professional work at any accredited two or four-year institution. Generally, students complete three or more years of pre-professional work before admittance to veterinary school.
For students interested in applying to veterinary school in their third year, Delaware Valley College offers the “Three Plus One Program,” where a contract is completed prior to May of the sophomore year. The Three-Plus-One Program, which allows the student to participate in the Delaware Valley College Early Admission to Professional School (EAPS) Program, requires a minimum of 96 credits. This includes 38 DelVal core-requirement credits and three-fourths of the employment program, which must be completed through the junior year. After acceptance and verified completion of the first full academic year at a nationally-accredited professional school, Delaware Valley College will confer the Bachelor of Science degree to the student.