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B.S. Animal & Veterinary Science

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Phone: (208) 885-7984

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College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2336
Moscow, ID 83844-2336

Working with Animals

If you want to work with animals, this program prepares you for a variety of career options, from livestock management, to dairy production, to veterinary science. Study animal health, growth and nutrition. Explore animal science topics, like production and business management. Learn how to raise and care for animals, produce and market dairy products, operate a livestock facility, and much more. 

Fast Facts

  • Access beef, dairy, and sheep center facilities.
  • Intern at a dairy farm or milk processor.
  • Gain experience at the UI Caine Veterinary Teaching Center.
  • Make and sell signature vandal sausages at Vandal Brand Meats.
  • Conduct research in on-campus labs and animal research centers.
  • Veterinarian (with additional education)
  • Ranch manager
  • Business owner
  • Production manager
  • Sales representative
  • Marketing director


Potential salaries are based
upon national averages.
Degree Prep To prepare for courses required to earn a degree in Animal and Veterinary Science, we recommend you:
  • participate in 4-H activities
  • work for a farm or ranch
  • develop leadership skills in student office
  • work with animals
  • volunteer at a county fair

Emphasis Areas Whether it’s custom classes, an emphasis, or an option, this degree offers you an even more enhanced and customizable experience in the following areas:
Scholarships Over 400 scholarships are offered exclusively to College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) students based on GPA and other qualifications. Learn more.

You can find general need- and merit-based scholarships on the Financial Aid Office's scholarships page.
Financial Aid To find out about deadlines and eligibility requirements, please visit the University of Idaho Financial Aid Office.
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Hands-on Learning
  • Dairy farm and milk processor internships
  • Beef, sheep and dairy centers
  • Reproductive physiology and agriculture-biotech labs
  • On-campus meat and dairy processing facilities
  • Study abroad in Mexico, Taiwan, or France
  • Nancy M. Cummings Research, Extension and Education Center
  • UI Caine Veterinary Teaching Center
  • Livestock Marketing Information Center
  • Idaho Beef Council
  • On-campus Dairy Center
  • Agribusiness Club
  • Student Idaho Cattle Association
  • Block and Bridle
  • Dairy Club
  • Pre-Vet Club