What is Animal and Veterinary Sciences?
Options for an Animal & Veterinary Sciences Major:
It is that aspect of BIOLOGY that deals with
dairy, equine, companion, zoo and exotic animals. When studying
Animal and Veterinary Sciences, 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. The mission of the department is to:
provide the opportunity to obtain a meaningful Bachelor of Science
degree that will serve the individual well in the future.
- Deliver high quality undergraduate and graduate education
focusing on animals important to Vermont and the region, including
dairy, equine, companion, zoo and exotic animals through innovative and
interactive approaches in teaching and learning.
- Conduct world-class research
to support sustainable food animal production to feed a growing global
population, reduce livestock's impact on the environment, improve
animal health and well-being through nutrition, management disease
prevention and control; and to sustain and enhance human health by
promoting food safety, quality, and value-added products.
- Extend knowledge and education in Animal Science to people of Vermont and the world.
- Enhance diversity by strengthening our linkages with others both within and outside UVM.
Students in Animal & Veterinary Sciences may develop a program of study under one of
the FOUR available options. Each option provides:
- A science-based curriculum that includes animal biology,
nutrition, genetics, animal health, biology, chemistry, and math,
coupled with a
- Opportunities to participate in undergraduate research, or
develop internships related to animal and veterinary sciences.
- A combination of classroom, laboratory, and hands-on experience.
- A positive and friendly environment so students can maximize
achievements and place themselves in a favorable position for
subsequent career development.
Zoo, Exotic and Companion Animals
For more information on animal and veterinary sciences or careers in animal or veterinary science, visit:
American Society of Animal Sciences
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