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.
Admitted and Prospective students:
"Unfortunately the University is closed currently for visitors through the spring semester (and therefore we cannot encourage you to walk around and our Visitors Center is also closed). We’ve enacted strict policies to keep our students and community safe, so I appreciate your understanding. There are some great virtual visit options that I would encourage you check out, if you have not already. Feel free to contact UVM at any time as your admissions counselor for your state would be happy to help you."
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Please contact Muffy.Deslaurier@uvm.edu or (802) 656-3373 if you have questions or need to set up a 1 on 1 "Teams" meeting with someone from our department.
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 We're 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.
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News and Events:
ASCI Faculty WDEV Podcasts:
Dr. Stephanie McKay talked about some of her genetics research. Her section starts at the 59min mark. WDEV Podcast 10/10/19