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
  • 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.

ACI will run Monday, August 19th – Thursday, August 22nd from 9 am – 4 pm each day. Tuition is $300. There is no fee to apply.

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.

The ACI application deadline has passed. Keep an eye on our website for more STEM focused programming starting in the fall of 2019.