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School of Animal Studies & Natural Sciences

The Becker College School of Animal Studies & Natural Sciences offers a wide variety of animal studies programs for students looking to become involved in the animal health and care industry, as well as the scientific and research industry. The School of Animal Studies & Natural Sciences offers bachelor of science degrees in Biology, Equine StudiesPre-veterinary, and Veterinary Technology. The School of Animal Studies & Natural Sciences offers associate of science degrees in Animal Care and Veterinary Technology. The School of Animal Studies & Natural Sciences also offers a variety of Dual Degree Programselectives, and minors.

All students enrolled in majors offered through the School of Animal Studies & Natural Sciences are given the opportunity to complete externships that provide hands-on learning opportunities in their chosen field of study. Students at Becker have access to more than 350 different externship locations, including animal shelters, clinics, research facilities, and zoos.

The Becker College campus houses biology, chemistry, and hematology/parasitology laboratories. Becker is the home of the Lenfest Animal Health Center, a working small animal veterinary clinic that is used for student learning opportunities.

Why study Animal Studies and Natural Sciences at Becker?

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Cooper to present case study at AZVT conference

Published on: June 11, 2020

Becker College student Corynn Cooper has been awarded a scholarship to attend and present a paper at the Association of Zoo Veterinary Technicians (AZVT) conference this fall. She is pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in veterinary science, with a concentration in veterinary technology.

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Becker veterinary clinic reopens

Published on: June 9, 2020

The Becker College Veterinary Clinic at the Lenfest Animal Health Center is now open, offering wellness care and non-urgent medical and surgical care for dogs, cats, other small mammals, and birds. The clinic, which is located on the Leicester campus of Becker College, is currently open Monday-Wednesday.

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Pros and cons for getting a pet during the COVID-19 pandemic

Published on: April 21, 2020

Animal shelters across the country are reporting an increase in the number of pets being adopted, as people work from home during the Covid19 pandemic. But as Becker College’s Jessica Zappone notes, there are many factors that need to be considered before deciding to adopt.   

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