Applied Animal Science Program

Deerfield Fair

Dairy Management students make a trip to the Deerfield Fair!

equine management

As the horse population grows, so does the need for equine professionals. In this program you will learn how to work with horses--from body language and handling, to feeding, conditioning, and nurturing. You'll build a solid background in equine science and a complementary knowledge of business management, which will help you move into an increasingly diverse array of equine careers.

small animal care

Our culture's interest in companion animals grows each year and the need for educated small animal care professionals grows with it. This is one of the only programs of its kind in New England. Learn how to care for domestic animals by actually caring for them at area shelters, and in labs at the Thompson School's student-run grooming shop.

Our program offers three areas of concentration - Dairy Management, Equine Management and Small Animal Care. Each concentration has the same basic core classes to provide the student with a broad knowledge base, but each then requires its own set of classes important to that specific field.  Most students choose one concentration but often take electives in another.  Many of our students continue to a four-year degree program at UNH and find their experience at the Thompson School invaluable. 

>> Click here to learn more about our related program in Veterinary Technology!

 

Admission Requirements:

Applicants must present at least two years each of satisfactory work in college preparatory mathematics and sciences.  One of the sciences should be biology with a lab and one year of high school chemistry is also highly recommended. 

Welcome!

From muzzle to hoof, the Applied Animal Science program at the Thompson School prepares students for leadership roles in an animal-related industry. 

Students gain expertise with the latest technology and a firm grounding in animal anatomy, physiology, nutrition, health, breeding and business management.  They put classroom theory to the test in facilities that include the UNH Equine and Dairy Centers, TSAS Grooming Shop, Biology laboratories and the nearby New Hampshire Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.