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Pre-veterinary Dairy Science
Equine Science General Animal Science

Department of Animal and Veterinary Sciences (ASCI)


Halloween Barn - October 24th

Horse Barn Coop Halloween BarnYoung kids and their friends and family are invited to a fun-filled evening trick-or-treating at the UM Horse Barn on Monday, October 24th from 5:30-7:00 pm. Students and their horses will be dressed up for the event, passing out candy at each horse stall. Children are encouraged to wear costumes and bring buckets to fill with candy. There will be various activities at the craft table or kids can run through the obstacle course in the arena. Dress warm, as the barn and arena can be cold this time of year. Park at Gutterson Fieldhouse to be shuttled to and from the barn. A $3 suggested donation per child is appreciated. Thank you to the UM Horse Barn Cooperative students, the Dressage Team, and Equus students for planning this event.

Open Farm Sunday enjoyed by many

A CREAM student with a calf at Open House 2016Open Farm Sunday was held at the UVM Farm located on Spear Street in South Burlington on October 9th. Hundreds of people stopped by to meet the cows, eat grilled cheese sandwiches by UVM Feel Good, play games,  enjoy free Cabot cheese, and take a chance at cow plop bingo.This event was sponsored by Cabot Cheese and planned and organized by the 2016 CREAM students. View photos on our Facebook page.

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.

Alpaca course in Ecuador

This video includes Alpaca behaviors that a student was able to capture on video while on UVM's Alpaca Husbandry Bootcamp trip. According to Sam Frawley, this is not even close to a conclusive list of behaviors, but simply shows a glimpse into some of their regular activity.

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
  • Zoo, Exotic & Companion Animals
  • Dairy Production

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