Animal Care Intensive

Animal Care Intensive (ACI)  is a week-long series of STEM-focused workshops for high school students deeply interested in working in an animal care field. Students 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 Rehabilitation Specialists
  • Large Animal and Equine Veterinarians

Students 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.

High-school students with an interest in veterinary sciences or a strong desire to pursue a career in animal care are encouraged to apply. To apply, students must submit a 1-2 page essay along with their application. Applications for 2019 ACI will be available in the spring.