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.
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.
Why are we so proud of our program?
Virtually unlimited internship opportunities coordinated by Fran Kinghorn 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 oppertunities.
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.
Check us out in the news!
Zoo Exotic and Companion Animal Lecturer Position opening in our department!
See flyer for more detais: Zoo Exotic and Companion Animal Lecturer Position Description (PDF)
UVM Is: Jenny Wilkinson Shares the Powerful Connection Between Humans and Horses
ASCI Faculty in the news :) Also featuring a new online course ASCI 005 - Intro to the Horse!
Bovine Brain Atlashttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Y9xAMyt_Vs
Animal and Veterinary Science's Dr. Stephanie McKay & Bonnie Cantrell hold the NeuroScience Associates (NSA) annual calendar featuring their research on creating a bovine brain atlas. Work would not be possible without support from NSALabs, & many collaborators. @neuroscience associates. #neuroscience
UVM Dairy Bar
Classes and upcoming events:
New ASCI 191 D - Equine Behavior
New ASCI 191 E - One Health: Pollution
New ASCI 191 WW1 - Winter Dairy Travel Course