Animal Care Intensive

Animal Care Intensive (ACI)  is a week-long series of STEM-focused workshops for select 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
  • 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, 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 2020 ACI will open in the spring of 2020. Students will be notified of their acceptance into ACI by mid-June.