University of Vermont

CALS Animal Science Major

Animal & Veterinarian Sciences

Alumni with degrees in Animal & Veterinarian Sciences pursue a wide variety of careers, both directly and indirectly related to their course of study. This is a representative sample of job titles from recent UVM alumni who majored in Animal & Veterinarian Sciences.

Job Title

Career Industry

Acupuncture Doctor Health Services
Assistant Researcher Medical Research
Attorney Law
Conservation Officer Ecology
Equine Manager Agriculture
Explosive Detection Canine Handler Public Safety
Genetic Services Technical Specialist Medical Research
Histotechnologist Medical Laboratory Science
Humane Education Wildlife Conservation
Lead Biologist Engineering
Marketing- Sales Financial Services
Photographer Visual Arts
Rehabilitation Center Manager Health Care Administration
Speech Language Pathologist Speech Pathology
Veterinarian Veterinary Medicine
Veterinary Technician Veterinary Medicine
Web Strategist Education
Zookeeper Wildlife Biology

Recent Employers

Accelerated Genetics ADM Alliance Nutrition, INC.
Aeolus Animal Hospital & Equine Center American Jersey Cattle Association
Ameriprise Financial, Inc. Animal Care & Control of New York City
Arthur J. Gallagher & Company Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
Butler International Center for the Advancement of Informal Science Education
Clinical Laboratory Partners Cornell University
Feed Commodities International, Inc. Fish & Richardson, P.C.
Illustrated Properties Massachusetts General Hospital
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Police Petsmart
Pfizer, Inc. Sea World at San Diego
The Yonso Project Transportation Security Association
USDA Weitz & Luxenberg

Transferable Skills

In addition to the specialized material you study in your major, you will also gain useful transferable skills. Remember: it is essential to be able to articulate the skills you have gained.

Examples of transferable skills fostered while majoring in Animal & Veterinary Sciences

Critical Thinking Skills

Leadership and Administration Skills

Communication Skills

Good judgment
Perceiving patterns and structures

Leads groups effectively
Adherence to deadlines
Works well under stress

Ability to summarize and present complex data to professional and non-professional communities

Research and Investigation Skills

Design and Planning Skills

Information Management Skills

Perform experiments using science and math abilities
Gather and interpret data
Ability to organize and classify

Designing research projects and generating ideas
Attention to details

Organize and maintain data and materials
Ability to use scientific apparatuses properly

Interpersonal Skills

Skills and Assessing Values

Specialized Skills

Working in groups to test hypotheses and develop research objectives
Brainstorm solutions with colleagues

Understand and adhere to standards of ethical experimentation
Assess the needs of others
Work with diverse populations

Writing grant proposals
Hands-on experience working with animals

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