• 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
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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Anita Oberbauer, students from Bear River and Nevada Union high schools, and leaders of the Nevada County Fairgrounds

  • Richard Zinn’s research impacts featured in a Ferrell-Ross ad in the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association
  • Rebecca Barnett, ANS undergrad, elected member of the 2017 California state Young Cattlemen’s Committee officer team!
  • Jennifer Chen and Cassandra Tucker co-authors of "Muddy conditions reduce hygiene and lying time in dairy cattle and increase time spent on concrete" in J Dairy Sci
  • Tekeste Tewoldebrhan, Ranga Appuhamy, Mutian Niu, & Ermias Kebreab co-authors on “Exogenous β-mannanase improves feed conversion efficiency and reduces somatic cell count in dairy cattle” in J Dairy Sci
  • Alison Van Eenennaam three presentations: “GMOs: What are they and what are they good for?” Auburn High School, Auburn Alabama, “Animal Biotechnology: What is it, what could it be, and will it be allowed?” Auburn Alabama, and “How Genome Editing Can Synergistically Accelerate Animal Genetic Improvement Programs” American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), Boston, MA
  • Anita Oberbauer spoke to students from Bear River and Nevada Union high schools as part of the Nevada County Fairgrounds Foundation’s Speaker Series
  • Alison Van Eenennaam gave an hour long radio interview on Food Chain Radio on GMOs and participated in a one hour news briefing on “The Potential of Gene Editing to Revolutionize Agriculture,” moderated by acclaimed molecular biologist Nina Federoff at the AAAS meetings
  • Alison Van Eenennaam also presented on the Farm to Table podcast DNA 4 Dinner

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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

Goats

Aggie Classic Sale: Lambs, Goats, Pigs
Saturday, January 28, 2017
Location: Cole A Facility, University of California Davis

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Seminars

Upcoming Seminar

Phil Cardoso

Phil Cardoso

Monday Feb 27, 2017

Phil Cardoso will give a talk about "Effects of Amino Acid Feeding on Reproduction of Dairy Cattle" during the Noon Seminar on Monday, Feb 27, 2017 from 12:10 pm to 1:00 pm, in Weir Room, 2154 Meyer Hall. Phil Cardoso is an Assistant Professor at Department of Animal Sciences, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, USA.

Upcoming Seminar

Yuanina Bogliotti

Yuanina Bogliotti

Monday March 13, 2017

Yuanina Bogliotti will give a talk about "Transcriptional and Epigenetic Remodeling During Bovine Preimplantation Development" during the Noon Seminar on Monday, Mar 13, 2017 from 12:10 pm to 1:00 pm, in Weir Room, 2154 Meyer Hall. Yuanina Bogliotti is a graduate student in theAnimal Biology Graduate Group at UCD Department of Animal Science, USA. Exit Seminar.

Past Seminar

Simon de Graaf

Simon de Graaf

Feb 22, 2017

Simon de Graaf gave a talk about "Emerging roles of seminal plasma in sperm function" during the Special Seminar on Wednesday, Feb 22, 2017 from 12:10 pm to 1:00 pm, in Weir Room, 2154 Meyer Hall. Simon de Graaf is an Associate Professor at Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Sydney, Australia.