Becker vet students get opportunity to work with world-famous Chincoteague Ponies

Becker vet students get opportunity to work with world-famous Chincoteague Ponies

In spring 2015, Dr. Nuno Carreiro, Becker College’s staff veterinarian, took two vet students with him to work with the Chincoteague Ponies in rural Virginia. Watch the video to find out what happened during the trip.

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View our infographic, 5 paths you can take after studying animals in college.

View our infographic, 5 paths you can take after studying animals in college.

If you dream of one day working with animals, learn about five of your career options in the animal studies field.

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Turn your passion into a rewarding career.

Turn your passion into a rewarding career.

Becker College is well-known for its animal studies programs and for graduating focused, caring professionals who have gained practical experience in their field, on campus, and around the globe.

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Rachel Weidele '11, Veterinary Science

Rachel Weidele '11, Veterinary Science

For Rachel, a trip to the Mazunte Turtle Project in Oaxaca, Mexico through the Becker College animal studies program was "life changing..."

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The School of Animal Studies

The School of Animal Studies

Faculty and staff are dedicated to student success.

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Lenfest Animal Health Center

Lenfest Animal Health Center

The veterinary clinic is open to the public and serves as a teaching clinic for students in the animal studies programs at Becker College. The clinic provides well visits and non-emergency care for dogs, cats, other small mammals, and birds.

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Choose from several concentrations that fit with your future career goals.

Choose from several concentrations that fit with your future career goals.

Earn your bachelor's degree in pre-veterinary medicine, equine studies, clinical and lab animal medicine, and lab animal management.

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Opportunities abound

Opportunities abound

Specific jobs for Becker College animal studies graduates include veterinary assistant or technician, animal caretaker, groomers, kennel managers, animal breeders, and animal care technicians in the biotechnical field.

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Choose from several concentrations that fit with future career goals.

Choose from several concentrations that fit with future career goals.

Earn your associate's degree in animal care or veterinary technology.

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School of Animal Studies

Becker College is #1 in New England and #15 nationally and is among the top-15 producers nationally among four-year private institutions in awarding undergraduate animal studies degrees. Nationally, Becker is one of the 10 largest producers of undergraduate veterinary technology degrees among four-year private institutions and is one of only two private colleges in New England to offer AVMA-accredited undergraduate programs in veterinary technology. It is well-known for its animal studies programs and for graduating focused, caring professionals who have gained practical experience in their field, on campus, and around the globe. It is one of only a few programs nationwide that operates a working animal clinic on campus, providing students opportunities to conduct examinations and perform procedures under the supervision of faculty veterinarians.

Becker College animal studies program graduates have gone on to veterinary schools and to work in a variety of settings, such as animal shelters, clinics, zoos, boarding kennels, stables, pet stores, and other animal environments. Specific jobs for Becker College animal studies graduates include veterinary assistant or technician, animal caretaker, groomers, kennel managers, animal breeders, and animal care technicians in the biotechnical field.

Becker College offers a four-year bachelor of science in veterinary science program that allows students to choose from several concentrations to fit with future career goals:

Becker College also offers two associate of science degree programs in animal care and veterinary technology that allow students to enter the job market more quickly, change careers, or take time to decide on an area of specialization. Many students earn an associate’s degree and elect to stay at Becker College to earn their bachelor’s degree.

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