• Undergrad Avian Student

    Our mission is to create and disseminate knowledge about animals for the betterment of animals, society, and the environment in California and beyond.

  • Picnic Day 2016

    Our mission is to create and disseminate knowledge about animals for the betterment of animals, society, and the environment in California and beyond.

  • Dairy Facility

    Our mission is to create and disseminate knowledge about animals for the betterment of animals, society, and the environment in California and beyond.

  • Horses being walked

    Our mission is to create and disseminate knowledge about animals for the betterment of animals, society, and the environment in California and beyond.

  • Picnic Day

    Our mission is to create and disseminate knowledge about animals for the betterment of animals, society, and the environment in California and beyond.

  • Animal Science Researcher in lab

    Our mission is to create and disseminate knowledge about animals for the betterment of animals, society, and the environment in California and beyond.

  • Horse Facility

    Our mission is to create and disseminate knowledge about animals for the betterment of animals, society, and the environment in California and beyond.

  • Dairy Facility

    Our mission is to create and disseminate knowledge about animals for the betterment of animals, society, and the environment in California and beyond.

  • Central Valley Scholars

    Our mission is to create and disseminate knowledge about animals for the betterment of animals, society, and the environment in California and beyond.

  • Goat Facility

    Our mission is to create and disseminate knowledge about animals for the betterment of animals, society, and the environment in California and beyond.

  • Cattle Facility

    Our mission is to create and disseminate knowledge about animals for the betterment of animals, society, and the environment in California and beyond.

  • Ed DePeters in classroom

    Our mission is to create and disseminate knowledge about animals for the betterment of animals, society, and the environment in California and beyond.

  • Grad student in lab

    Our mission is to create and disseminate knowledge about animals for the betterment of animals, society, and the environment in California and beyond.

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Contact

Animal Science Main Office
2251 Meyer Hall
UC Davis
One Shields Ave
Davis, CA 95616
(530) 752-1250
vmozella@ucdavis.edu

Undergraduate Advising
(Prospective Student Tours)
1202 Meyer Hall
(530) 754-7915
asac@ucdavis.edu

Graduate Advising
1249 Meyer Hall
(530) 752-2382
abggc@ucdavis.edu

Extension Software
1257 Meyer Hall
(530) 752-1278
AnimalScienceSoftware@ucdavis.edu

Website Contact
ansciweb@ucdavis.edu

Alumni Spotlight

Carmen Jane Boot

Carmen Jane Booth attended UC, Davis as an undergraduate from Fall of 1984 until June 1987, and then the School of Veterinary Medicine from Sept 1987 until June 1992.

Her journey began at March Air Force Base in Riverside California where she was born. Her father was in the Air Force. While he was stationed overseas and for a year after he was killed in Vietnam, her mother, sister and she lived on my grandparents’ dairy farm in Brawley, California. It was at the farm where she developed an interest in the herd health of cattle. Later they moved to Orange County. By the time she reached sixth grade, her mind was made up that she wanted to become a veterinarian. She attended High School in Orange County. Around the same time She developed a love for pet rats and in the 1980's joined a new pet rodent club, the American Fancy Rat & Mouse Association (AFRMA)...

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News

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Alison at the Eureka! Show, Fan Francisco

  • Rachel Conway organized the first annual Goat Al Clinic at the Goat Facility on September 30th. There was a great turnout and there is already a waitlist for next year!
  • "CTR DAIRY" was released. It is the only simulation program in the world that evaluates within-day feeding strategies of grazing dairy cows to determine how changing those feeding strategies impacts dairy profitability. CTR Dairy was developed by Dr.’s Peter Robinson and Abbas Ahmadi in close cooperation with Dr. Pablo Chilibroste and his student Francisco Elizondo of the University of Uruguay in Paysandú.
  • Allen Pettey’s recent presentation at the California Wool Growers’ Association annual convention, entitled “Sheep Nutrition – Influences on Productivity and Health” was featured in an article in the current issue of The Banner Sheep Magazine, a national publication for purebred sheep enthusiasts.
  • Erin Flynn and Anne Todgham published “Thermal windows and metabolic performance curves in a developing Antarctic fish” in the Journal of Comparative Physiology B.
  • Michelle Halstead and Pablo J. Ross are co-authors of “Transcriptome profiling of individual rhesus macaque oocytes and preimplantation embryos” in Biology of Reproduction.
  • Alison Van Eenennaam participated in a weeklong meeting in Irvine, CA as a member of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine Study Committee for “Science Breakthroughs 2030: A Strategy for Food and Agricultural Research”. She also was the featured scientist in the Eureka! Show, a science/comedy fusion show in San Francisco hosted by Allen Saakyan, in partnership with SynBioBeta.
  • Francine Bradley attended the XXV Congreso Latinoamericano de Avicultura in Guadalajara where she spoke at the World's Poultry Science Association.
  • Joy Mench was the keynote speaker at the 3rd International Symposium on Zoo Animal Welfare, held at Brookfield Zoo in Chicago.
  • Allen Pettey and undergraduate students served as judges for the professional sheep shearing competition at the Dixon Lambtown Festival on October 7th.

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WELCOME

James Murray

Welcome to the Department of Animal Science
As you will see as you explore our website, our program is vibrant, diverse, and comprehensive with our research and teaching programs covering from the molecule to the ecosystem as it pertains to animals.

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Events

Horse

Horse Day 2017
Saturday October 21, 2017
Location: Horse Barn Arena, UC Davis
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Goat

Goat Day 2018
Saturday January 20, 2018
Location: Conference Center, UC Davis
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Seminars

Past Seminar

Ruth Gustafson

Ruth Gustafson

Monday October 16, 2017

Ruth Gustafson gave a talk about 'Seek, Find and Deliver: Locating the Wealth of Animal Science Resources at the UC Davis Library' during the Noon Seminars on Monday, Oct 16, 2017 from 12:10 pm to 1:00 pm, in Weir Room (2154 Meyer Hall). Ruth Gustafson is a BioAg/EnviSci Reference Librarian at UC Davis Library, USA.

Past Seminar

Dawit Tesfaye

Dawit Tesfaye

Monday October 9, 2017

Dawit Tesfaye gave a talk about 'Molecular Determinants of Early Embryo Development in Cattle' during the Noon Seminars on Monday, Oct 09, 2017 from 12:10 pm to 1:00 pm, in Weir Room (2154 Meyer Hall). Dawit Tesfaye is a researcher at Department of Animal Breeding and Husbandry, University of Bonn, Germany.