• 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.

Quick Links

Contact

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

Undergraduate Advising
(Prospective Student Tours)

1202 Meyer Hall
(530) 754-7915
asac@ucdavis.edu

Graduate Advising
1249 Meyer Hall
(530) 752-2382
Animal Biology:
abggc@ucdavis.edu
Avian Sciences:
aviansciences@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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ANS on Quad for pre-Picnic Day festivities

  • Dr. Jan Roser, professor emeritus, has been selected to be the honorary chair at the International Symposium on Equine Reproduction in Cambridge, England. She is being honored for her prolific studies on the hormonal regulation of reproductive function in the mare and stallion as well as her fund raising activity in support of the symposium.
  • Colin Kern, Postdoctoral Scholar from Zhou Lab, received USDA NIFA Post-Doctoral Fellowship. Congratulations!
  • A paper by Jennifer Van Os, Erin Mintline and Cassandra Tucker was featured on the new homepage of the journal PLOS ONE.
  • Dr. Jan Roser will present a study at the International Symposium on Equine Reproduction entitled “The Biological Activity of Recombinant Equine Follicle Stimulating Hormone (reFSH) Compared to Pituitary eFSH in a Heterologous Radioreceptor Assay”. One of the co-authors of the study is Dr. Pablo Ross.
  • Frank Mitloehner was keynote speaker at the National Dairy Challenge in Visalia, speaking to 350 students from throughout the US about Dairy Sustainability, gave the keynote address at the Tri State Dairy Conference in Fort Wayne, IN, and was a speaker at the International Cheese Technology Expo in Milwaukee, WI.
  • Kelli Davis, Kyle Wood, Don Harper and students took animals to the Quad for pre-Picnic Day festivities.
  • Amy McLean was a guest lecturer for VTMED 6573: Veterinary Perspectives for the Health and Welfare of the Domestic and International Donkey at Cornell Veterinary Medicine program, Ithaca, NY and gave two lectures; “Donkey Welfare: a reflection on human use and behavior” and “Donkeys as production animals from meat, milk and skin”.

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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

Picnic Day

Picnic Day

Saturday April 21, 2018
Location: UCD campus, Meyer Hall, Cole, Horse Barn
Contact: Cassandra Tucker cbtucker@ucdavis.edu 

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Seminars

Upcoming Seminar

Jeremy James

Jeremy James

Monday April 23, 2018

Jeremy James will give a talk about 'Climate and land use change impacts on California rangelands: Current and future research opportunities at SFREC' during the Noon Seminars on Monday, Apr 23, 2018 from 12:10 to 1:00 pm, in Weir Room (2154 Meyer Hall). Jeremy James is Manager of ANR Sierra Foothill Research and Extension Center (SFREC), Browns Valley, California, USA.

Past Seminar

Edward Rice

Edward Rice

Monday, April 16, 2018

Edward Rice will gave a talk about 'Estrogen signaling and temperature-dependent sex determination in the American alligator' during the Noon Seminars on Monday, Apr 16, 2018 from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM, in Weir Room (2154 Meyer Hall). Edward Rice a Ph.D. candidate with the Paleogenomics Lab at the Biomolecular Engineering Department, University of California Santa Cruz, USA.