What is Animal Science?

The Animal and Veterinary Sciences program deals with a range of options from basic sciences through companion and zoo animal care to farm management. Although programs are highly individualized by students working with the advisors, there are four basic concentrations: Dairy Production, Equine Science, Zoos, Exotics and Companion Animal and Pre-Veterinary/Pre-Professional Science.

When studying Animal Science, students, with assistance from faculty advisors, develop individualized programs that lead to rewarding careers in a wide variety of occupations. These programs apply to farm, laboratory, zoos and companion animals; their interaction with human society; and the contribution of animal products, such as milk and meat, to the world food supply. We provide the opportunity to obtain a meaningful Bachelor of Science degree that will serve the individual well in the future.

Why are we so proud of our program?

We Offer:

Virtually unlimited internship opportunities coordinated by our two internship coodinators and lab experience with our impressive research faculty.

Curricular and extra-curricular activities to support career exploration and preparation.

Faculty and staff who value research, teaching, and advising. Each student gets a faculty advisor to help them through the course selection process and to advise them in career opportunities.

Hands-on experience from day one at UVM through courses like Intro to Animal Science, Equus, CREAM, Lameness in Horses, and all of our Clinical Topics courses.

Classes and upcoming events:


10/5/2019 - Alumni Open house/Open Coop Barn at Miller Farm 10:30-12:00

10/6/2019 - Open Dairy Farm by CABOT Creamery Coop 11:00-2:00

10/12/2019 UVM Dressage Home show weekend (see facebook for more details) 

10/13/2019 - CALS Open House

10/21 and 10/24 - CREAM info sessions Terrill 207, 7:00-8:00 PDF icon (PDF)

10/28/2019 - Annual Halloween Barn 5:30-7:00 (parking with shuttles at gutterson, $3 suggested donation) 

11/9/2019 - CALS Open House

New Spring 2020:

ASCI 191 A One Health: Pollution TR 1:15-2:30

ASCI 191 D Wildlife Health & Conservation TR 4:25-5:40

ASCI 191 E Applied Animal Behavior TR 11:40-12:55

ASCI 298 B One Health: Antimicro Resist MW 3:30-4:45

Miller Research Complex, 430-514 Spear Street, Open Daily- 2-4 p.m., Visitor Information 865-9946


UVM mascot "Rally Cat" with a calf