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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

The milking parlor at the UVM famUVM will be dedicating their new instructional barn, research barn, and milking parlor at their Spear Street farm on Thursday, October 29th at 3:00 - 3:30 p.m. We invite you to attend this exciting event. Tours will be available from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. RSVP to or call at 802-656-0321. 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 - October 26th

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

Young kids and their friends and family are invited to the UVM Horse Barn on Monday, October 26th from 5 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. for a fun-filled evening of Halloween activities and trick-or-treating. Students and horses are dressed up for the event, so please wear your costumes and bring a bucket for candy! We are asking for a $3 donation per child to help with the cost of running this popular event. Parking will be at Gutterson (on the west side of Spear Street just north of the farm) with a shuttle bringing attendees to and from the farm. Handicap parking will be available at the farm. Any questions, please email

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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