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 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!

Morgan Horse Farm: Day of the Morgan & Foal Raffle, Saturday October 27th 10am-2pm

2018 Fall Foal

See flyer for more detais: PDF icon Day of the Morgan & Foal Raffle (PDF)


Vermont Breakfast on the Farm (we are a proud sponsor!)

3 grils petting a calf

The most recent instalment of Vermont Brakfast on The Farm was a great success at the Kahart Farm in West Addison. See more about the event on Facebook or in the video





Bovine Brain Atlashttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Y9xAMyt_Vs

Dr. McKay(Right) and Ms. Cantrell(Right) holding their calendar

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

A paper cup of ice cream with the new "Dairy Bar" logo on it Read about it: First Impressions: UVM Dairy Bar makes it's return to campus!

Classes and upcoming events:


Natural Horemanship Clinic with Tim Hayes - August 11th 10:00-4:00 see PDF icon Event Flyer (PDF) for fees

Large Animal First Responders Clinic - August 16th, 17th or 18th 9:00-12:00 Free (The same material will be covered each day) PDF icon Event Flyer (PDF)


Alumni Weekend Open Barn October 6th 11:00-1:00 *Shuttle available from the Davis Center

UVM Dressage Team - Home Shows October 6th &7th 

Horse Barn - Halloween Barn Monday October 29th 5:30-7:00

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


UVM mascot "Rally Cat" with a calf