Applied Animal Science Program

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Dairy Management graduates Leah Caverly and Alayna Perkins at their summer jobs at the Billings Farm in Woodstock, Vermont. Both have returned to UNH to major in Animal Science with a Dairy Focus!

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Grooming Shop

Take advantage of the Grooming Shop during the academic school year!  The shop is operated by students enrolled in the Small Animal Care concentration. All breeds of pets are welcome!

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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.

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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 to the Applied Animal Science program area must present college preparatory English and at least two years of satisfactory work in both college preparatory mathematics and science (one of the sciences being biology, with a lab). One year of laboratory college preparatory chemistry is highly recommended.


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.