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Pre-veterinary Dairy Science
Equine Science General Animal Science

Department of Animal Science (ASCI)


What is Animal Science?

Students holding an alpacaIt is that aspect of Biology that deals with domestic animals. 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, zoo, 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. Students in Animal Science may develop a program of study under one of four available options; pre-veterinary, equine, dairy, or general animal science. Read more about our Animal Science options.

Students create memorable evening

Halloween Barn 2014UVM Horse Barn Coop students and their horses, along with Dressage Team members and students from the Equus class, created memories for community members at their annual Halloween Barn event. Children of all ages were mesmerized by the costume-clad horses and their handlers. This well-planned event drew large crowds of excited children who had the opportunity to create their own goody bags, run through an obstacle course, and gather treats from each horse stall. A big thank you to all the students, teachers and advisors who made this a memorable event. See photos on our Facebook page:

CREAM program at UVM


Pre-veterinary Student

ASCI Majors

Students in Animal Science may develop a program of study under one of four available options:

  • Pre-Veterinary Science
  • Equine Science
  • General Animal Science
  • Dairy Production

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