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Department of Animal and Veterinary Sciences (ASCI)


Winter Semester Travel Course to Ecuador

A herd of alpacaAre you interested in travel to exotic locations? How about getting invaluable hands-on experience with alpacas, arguably the most adorable camelids on the planet? If that sounds interesting to you, we're holding an information session about a winter semester travel course to Ecuador focusing on Alpaca Husbandry. The information session will be held on Monday, September 19th at 5:00 pm in Terrill 207. View photos from past sessions: Get more information and apply to register for this 4-credit course:  Priority registration is for ASCI majors, but don't wait as seats are limited and will go fast!

Dr. Jenny Wilkinson receives Outstanding Faculty Woman Award

Jenny Wilkinson and her studentsDr. Jenny Wilkinson, Animal and Veterinary Sciences Senior Lecturer, was honored by the UVM Women's Center with the Outstanding Faculty Woman Award. Nominated by her students, Jenny teaches several equine related courses and manages the UVM Horse Barn Co-op. Congratulations to Jenny on winning this award.

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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