• 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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Graduation 2017

  • Welcome Ricci Gay, new Department Chair Asst. Ricci was previously an administrative assistant at Shields Library
  • SATURDAY, Horse Production Sale- Be there with your check book!
  • Sarah Adcock received the National Milk Producers Federation
  • Hintz Memorial Scholarship. Congratulations!
  • Meat Lab recognized with a 2017 “People Love Us on Yelp” award. Congratulations Caleb Sehnert and Meat Lab crew!
  • Welcome Jason Vo to the IT support team in the Food Chain Cluster. Jason is a recent UC Davis graduate in Computer Science and he comes to us with experience providing IT support services for Contra Costa County Animal Services Department
  • National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and California Beef Council offering UC Davis Stockmanship and Stewardship Event at Cole Friday & Saturday
  • Bryan Welly, Mike Miller, Alma Islas-Trejo, Sean O’Rourke, Amy Young, Juan Medrano & Alison L. Van Eenennaam co-authors on “Identification and Validation of Antigenic Proteins from Pajaroellobacter abortibovis Using De Novo Genome Sequence Assembly and Reverse Vaccinology” in G3
  • Alison Van Eenennaam presented on “Genomic Selection in Livestock Improvement Programs” and “Science communication” at the 3rd International Workshop on Regulation of Animal Biotechnology in Charlottesville, VA and on “The Future of Genetics” at the U.S. Dairy's 2017 Spring Dairy Sustainability Forum, Chicago, IL. She also attended the Institute for Food Technology (IFT) Annual Meeting in Las Vegas, NV to participate on a question and answer panel associated with Food Evolution
  • Maja Makagon presented "What do welfare assessments really tell us?" at the 12th Duck Research Workshop hosted by Maple Leaf Farms in Indiana
  • Russ Hovey and Carmen Banks attended the Gordon Research Conference on Mammary Gland Biology in Stowe, Vermont.
  • Alison Van Eenennaam presented “The use of DNA and Genetic Markers in Beef Cattle Selection” at the Idaho Cattle Association Summer Round-up in Jackpot, NV, and attended the New York City premiere of Food Evolution on Friday 23rd June with Neil deGrassi Tyson, director Scott Hamilton Kennedy, and producer Trace Sheehan (read the NY Times review here)

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WELCOME

Anita Oberbauer

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 Barn, Production Sale
Saturday June 24, 2017
Location: Horse Barn Arena

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Seminars

Past Seminar

Meera Heller

Meera Heller

Monday, May 22, 2017

Meera Heller gave a talk about 'Investigation of Iodine as a Preventive Strategy for Bovine Reparatory Disease' during the Noon Seminars on Monday, May 22, 2017 from 12:10 pm to 1:00 pm, in Weir Room (2154 Meyer Hall). Meera Heller is an assistant professor of clinical medicine and epidemiology at UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, USA.

Past Seminar

Mutian Niu

Mutian Niu

Monday May 15, 2017

Mutian Niu will gave a talk about 'Quantifying the Impact of Diet on Enteric Methane Emissions and Manure Nutrient Dynamics in Dairy Cattle' during the Noon Seminars on Monday, May 15, 2017 from 12:10 pm to 1:00 pm, in Weir Room (2154 Meyer Hall). Mutian Niu is a graduate student in the Animal Biology Graduate Group at UCD Department of Animal Science, USA. Exit Seminar.