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Department of Animal and Veterinary Sciences (ASCI)

alumni Melissa Woolpert writes for VTDIGGER.ORG

ASCI/Miner Institute grad student Melissa Woolpert writes article in VTDIGGER.ORG, "Vermont Dairy Cooperative First to Adopt New Technology to Improve Value of Milk and Farm Management Practices"

Four ASCI graduates write for Merck Manuals' Student Stories

Student Stories is a collaboration between The Merck Veterinary Manual and real veterinary students, offering glimpses of what it's like to experience veterinary school today. Read the former UVM students blogs:
  • Benjamin Daggett - 1st year veterinary student at Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Dylan Devino -  2nd year veterinary student at Virginia Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Shannon Emmons - 3rd year veterinary student at Atlantic Veterinary College at the University of Prince Edward Island
  • Roberta Hemmer  - 2nd year veterinary student at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University

Melissa Woolpert writes for dairy magazine

Melissa Woolpert graduated from UVM in 2013 with a BS in Animal and Microbiology. She worked for a year at a dairy farm then decided to pursue her Masters of Science degree in Food Systems at Miner Institute. She writes for Dairy Herd Management magazine. Read her most recent article "Precision Dairy: To invest, or not to invest?"

Tim Abbott wins 16th honorary award

ASCI alum, Tim Abbott, UVM Class of 1987, was chosen by the Klussendorf Association as its 16th honorary member. Read Hoard's Dairyman's article about Tim.

Congratulations to Megan Foy

Megan FoyCongratulations to UVM Animal Science alum Mega Foy, 4th year student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine who won an ultrasound machine from BCF Technology's video contest. Megan says she will use her Easi-Scan ultrasound extensively on-farm, for both reproductive and non-reproductive work. She will be able to examine blocked teats, diagnose early stage pulmonary disease in calves, look for evidence of traumatic reticuloperitonitis, evaluate umbilical swellings and so much more! She says the opportunities with an ultrasound in her vet box are endless and is very pleased she won the contest. View her video on line:

Ashley Arseneau, Horse and Livestock Liaison at Animal Rescue League of Boston

Ashley ArseneauGraduating from UVM with a bachelors degree in Animal Science, Ashley Arseneau had been following the pre-veterinary track until her Junior year. She decided being a veterinarian was not what she really wanted to do. While at UVM she interned with Jamie Shaw, her Dog Training and Behavior professor, and was a Teaching Assistant for her class. Ashely also interned as the Animal Control Officer for the city of South Burlington her senior year.  Ashley had been a member of the UVM Horse Barn Coop all four years she was at UVM, keeping her horse Mattakeset, aka Matty, at the Ellen A. Hardacre Equine Center.  In her own words, read more of Ashley's suggestions for pursing a career in animal welfare. 

Tanya Cramoy '05 attends Penn State Law and interns at NOAA

Tanya CramoyFormer ASCI student Tanya Cramoy '05 has found her undergraduate science background useful during her summer internship in the International Section of the Office of the General Counsel for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).  Working on a new Polar Code which will amend existing international maritime regimes with mandatory provisions specific to the poles, she is looking at the current international convention that regulates sewage and garbage discharge from vessels and determining whether the poles merit heightened protection.  She says of her time spent at UVM, "I don't have to spend valuable research time trying to understand the science. It's nice to know all that time in organic chemistry wasn't wasted."  Read more....

ASCI Grad and Former CREAMer Operates Successful Animal Photography Business
Kelly Sabo Schulze graduated from the University of Vermont in 2005 with a B.S. in Animal Science.  While at UVM Kelly participated in CREAM (Cooperative for Real Education in Agricultural Management), a student-run dairy which places emphasis on experiential learning to develop interpersonal, teamwork, and practical problem-solving skills.  Kelly concentrated her studies on dairy and agricultural business.  She has been employed for the last 5 years by VT Dairy Herd Improvement Association as a dairy records specialist.  Kelly also operates her own animal photography business, Mountain Dog Photography, LLC  and is a member of Vermont Professional Photographers. 

"I think that animal photography is a great way for current ASCI students to break out of the "veterinarian" box. I remember being in it and not having a clue of what to do unless I was a vet. Then I decided that I could put my strongest skills together and do this for a living. Hopefully seeing my business will show current students that there are great, creative things that can be done with an ASCI degree."

Choak BulakulUVM Alumnus, Choak Bulakul is the son of the founder of Farm Chokchai, an American Western style theme park located in Thailand.  Choak was recently  featured in Dairy & Beef magazine.  Click here to read the entire article.

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