The academic veterinary medicine curriculum is a four-year program focused on the teaching and training of students in preclinical science, as well as the medical and surgical care of large and small animals. Approximately 125 students each year are awarded a VMD degree. Two dozen veterinary students are enrolled in dual degree programs (including a research doctorate, and master's programs in Law, Business, Environmental Studies, and Social Work). Several dozen outside students are enrolled in the online Animal Welfare and Behavior certificate and Masters degree programs. The training programs include internships, residencies, fellowships, Doctor of Philosophy 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 in veterinary medicine and bioscience, including oncology, immunology, microbiology, parasitology, genetics, reproduction, and sustainable agriculture. Research projects often 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.