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Animal & Veterinary Sciences Majors Student Handbook

default Dr. David TownsonTO THE STUDENT

This web site Handbook has been prepared for you, the student, to help you get started in your academic program. The handbook contains information on curriculum, advising, academic policies, campus support services and more. We hope that you will use this book as a resource guide, and we welcome your comments concerning its content and suggestions for improvement.

We strongly encourage you to meet with your advisor and introduce yourself to the staff in 102 Terrill Building, so that we can get to know you. We are all here to help you and to make your transition into college life easy. Please provide your e-mail address to the Administrative Coordinator in 102 Terrill Building by emailing Expect to use your e-mail accounts regularly to receive and share departmental information. You should have received instruction on activating your e-mail account during Orientation.

We encourage students to visit this site regularly to view information on programs, advising, internships, announcements, etc.  The Departmental Newsletter, published three times annually, is also available in the main office at 102 Terrill Building, and offers information about the involvement of students in various research and academic activities, as well as awards won by our students.  We strongly encourage you to read this to keep abreast of departmental happenings.

The Department comprises of 12 full-time faculty, 2 part-time faculty, 1 adjunct faculty, 2 Post Doctoral Associates, 5 staff members, and 1 lab coordinator. Current research activities relates to nutrition, physiology, microbiology, mastitis, and milk quality.  At the undergraduate level, there are four options in Animal and Veterinary Sciences: Pre-veterinary/pre-professional Sciences; Equine Sciences; Zoo, Exotic and Companion Animals; and Dairy Management. The course requirements in this handbook reflect the current needs of the Animal and Veterinary Sciences major. Since requirements periodically change by being updated, you should keep a copy of this handbook for ready reference, as previous and subsequent classes may have different requirements. You will also note that the book contains a series of sheets for you to plan your program over the 4 years.

So welcome to UVM and the Department of Animal and Veterinary Sciences and good luck in your college career!

Dr. David H. Townson, Chair

Last modified December 07 2016 03:48 PM

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