The program level of the School of Veterinary Medicine is doctoral and post-doctoral, with masters level programs under development. The academic veterinary medicine curriculum is a four year comprehensive program focused on the teaching and training of students in all preclinical aspects, as well as the medical and surgical care of large and small animals. Approximately 125 students are accepted each year and they receive a VMD degree upon completing their course of study. The training programs include internships, residencies, fellowships, PhD degrees in basic and clinical science and postdoctoral training.
In addition to the teaching and training programs, highly advanced research is conducted at both the Philadelphia and New Bolton campuses on many aspects of veterinary medicine and biomedicine. Many research projects are carried out in collaboration with other schools and departments at the University.
An arrangement exists with Harcum Junior College for the students in their Veterinary Technology program to experience a clinical rotation at the Veterinary School and/or the New Bolton Center Hospitals.