Animal Care Intensive

The Humane Education Department at the Animal Welfare Society is pleased to offer its first Animal Care Intensive (ACI). This summer program is a week-long series of STEM-focused workshops for high school students deeply interested in working in an animal care field. Students will gain hands-on experience in the vast field of veterinary sciences by working with the following professionals and experts:

  • Small and Companion Animal Veterinarians
  • Animal Care and Veterinary Technicians
  • Engineers and Veterinary Lab Technicians
  • Wildlife and Exotic Animal Veterinarians
  • Large Animal and Equine Veterinarians

Students will spend a day at the AWS Community Veterinary Clinic and a day in the AWS Adoption Center. The week also will include day-long field trips to IDEXX Laboratories in Westbrook, Center for Wildlife in Cape Neddick and the Maine State Society for the Protection of Animals in Windham.

ACI takes place August 20-24 from 9 am – 4 pm at the Animal Welfare Society. Tuition for the week is $400.

High-school students with an interest in veterinary sciences or a strong desire to pursue a career in animal care are encouraged to apply by June 30th. To apply, students must submit a 1-2 page essay along with their application. For more information or to request the application, please contact Assistant Humane Educator Brie Roche at (207) 985-3244 ext. 109 or via email.