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.

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. Keep an eye on our website for more STEM focused programming starting in the fall of 2019.