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Pre-veterinary Dairy Science
Equine Science General Animal Science

Department of Animal and Veterinary Sciences (ASCI)


Dedicating the new CREAM barn - October 29th

Cutting the ribbon at the barn dedicationUVM dedicated their new instructional barn, research barn, and milking center at their Spear Street farm on Thursday, October 29th. "These new facilities will be a great teaching laboratory that really immerses students in their learning and substantially increases our research capacity," said Tom Vogelmann, dean of UVM's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences."  Read full article here. Jane Kennedy O'Neil's great photos of the demolition at the farm and construction of the new barns can be viewed at:

UVM Farm Halloween Barn

Kids trick-or-treating at UVM's Halloween Barn

Young kids and their friends and family enjoyed a fun-filled evening of Halloween activities and trick-or-treating on October 26th at the UVM Horse Barn. Students and horses dressed up for the event and costumed kids brought buckets to fill with candy! 

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
  • General Animal Science
  • Dairy Production

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