University of Vermont

Department of Animal and Veterinary Sciences (ASCI)

Graduate Positions Available

Graduate Assistantships

The Department of Animal and Veterinary Sciences at The University of Vermont (UVM) currently has several graduate assistantship positions available for qualified applicants seeking graduate training leading to an M.S. or Ph.D. degree. These positions will be in the areas of mammary gland biology, lactation physiology, molecular genetics, biotechnology, mastitis, breast cancer or nutrition within the Department's center of excellence in lactation and mammary gland biology.  A joint training opportunity is also available in the area of dairy cow nutrition, behavior, or management with scientists at The William H. Miner Agricultural Research Institute located in Chazy, NY. For more information on the Department, including individual faculty members and their research areas, please consult the Department web page:

Expressions of interest and applications are invited from highly motivated and intellectually creative prospective graduate students. Applicants should preferably hold a B.S. in Animal Science, Biological Science, Dairy Science, or a related field. Applications for graduate study at UVM can be downloaded from the Web site of the Graduate College ( All application materials should be sent to the Graduate College, which will forward them to the Department for review. The application deadline for these positions is March 1st. Applications from other interested individuals are invited at any time during the year.

Established in 1791, UVM is located in Burlington, Vermont, a small city situated on the shores of Lake Champlain between the Adirondack and Green Mountains. The Department of Animal and Veterinary Sciences currently has 10 faculty members, 12 graduate students and approximately 240 undergraduate students in pre-veterinary, equine, zoo, exotic and companion animals and dairy programs. 

Please contact Dr. David Kerr, chair of the graduate committee, by telephone (802-656-2113) or e-mail ( if you would like additional information.

Graduate Positions Available in Animal and Veterinary Sciences:

Ph.D. Student Opportunity - Animal Metabolic Physiology

Graduate positions are periodically available in the Animal and Veterinary Sciences Department.  If interested, please contact Associate Professor, Dr. David Kerr, at David or give him a call at (802) 656-2113.

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