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!

Bovine Brain Atlas

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!

Also see the "Across The Fence" segamant from 1/24/2018 about the Dairy Bar


Classes and upcoming events:

Equine Repro course lisitng PDF icon ASCI 192 B Equine Repro Workshop (PDF)

Our ASCI 192 class was a complete success!

"This past weekend we had 19 participants in the 30th Annual Equine Reproduction Workshop. It was a wonderful learning opportunity for students from University of Vermont, Vermont Technical College, and a few local horse breeders.



This workshop would not be possible without the help from the talented veterinarians and professionals with whom we partner, Meadowbrook Equine, Balanced Rhythms, W. H. Miner Institute, and UVM Animal Science Department.

Thank you to our awesome staff and eager volunteers who did so much behind the scenes to make this day so successful.

And thank you to our gracious Sponsors: Animal Reproduction Systems, Hamilton Biovet, Exodus Breeders Corporation, and Breeder's Choice Online.

On to the breeding & foaling season!" - UVM Morgan Horse Farm

Click on photos to enlarge:

Students on phantom Students moving hay  ASCI 192 2018 Group Photo Stuent running with foal

Student hugging Horse  Students using ultrasound machine

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


UVM mascot "Rally Cat" with a calf