Assistant Professor

Undergraduate Departments

  • Animal Biotechnology and Conservation


  • V.M.D., University of Pennsylvania.
  • M.S. in biology. University of Virginia.
  • B.A. in biology and English literature. University of Virginia


Dr. Shelly worked as a general practitioner in small animal medicine for several years before starting teaching. She teaches courses in Pathology, Small Animal Research, Wildlife Nutrition, and Animal Assisted Activities and Therapies. Dr. Shelly lives in Doylestown with her husband (also a small animal veterinarian), her three children, "the worst cat in the world", and a fast growing golden retriever puppy named Jack Jack Attack (pictured above with Dr. Shelly).

Research Interests

Include the use of PCR for pathogen detection in blood samples of free-roaming coyotes as well as captive large felids, and physiologic and behavioral signs of stress in working therapy dogs.


t: 215.489.6380
e: jennifer.shelly@delval.edu

Office Hours

Feldman 110
Hours posted on door, vary by semester