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 focus areas: Dairy Production, Equine Science, Zoos, Exotics and Companion Animals and Pre-Veterinary/Pre-Professional.
Why are we so proud of our program?
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:
News and Events:
ASCI's Dr. Stephanie McKay was on the WDEV Radio station this fall talking about some of her genetics research. Follow this link to listen to the Podcast of the interview. Her section starts at the 59min mark. WDEV Podcast 10/10/19
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