• 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

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
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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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Dr. Van Eenennaam in Australia

  • Alison Van Eenennaam was featured in an article by Farm Online National about trait selection that mentions her participation in the Douglas Ormonde Butler Memorial Lecture series at the University of Queensland.
  • Cassandra Tucker co-authored “A Predictive Model of Equivalent Temperature In-dex for Dairy Cattle (ETIC)” in Journal of Thermal Biology.
  • Sarah Adcock and Cassandra Tucker published "Branding practices on four dairies in Kantale, Sri Lanka" in Animals.
  • Amy McLean was invited to speak about the equine program at an alumni event hosted by UC Davis College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences in Santa Fe, NM.
  • Alison Van Eenennaam presented “Genome Editing Applications in Animals: Products in the Pipeline” at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) High Level Policy Dialogue on Agri-cultural Biotechnology (HLPDAB) Regulatory Cooperation, “Sex in the petri (dish)?” at the Douglas Ormonde Butler Invited Technical Lecture and “Fake News”: How misinformation about agriculture threatens sustainability and innovation” at the Douglas Ormonde Butler Invit-ed Public Lecture at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia.

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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

Upcoming Event

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The 50th Anniversary of the California Net Energy System Symposium

September 12-14, 2018
Location: UC Davis campus
Website: http://cnes.ucdavis.edu

Sjeep Day

2018 Sheep Day

October 13, 2018
UC Davis Cole Facility
Contact: Morgan Doran, ANR Livestock Advisor, mpdoran@ucdavis.edu, +1 707-784-1326

California Centaurs

Horse Day 2018

Saturday October 20, 2018
Location: Horse Barn, University of California Davis
Website: Click here

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Seminars

Past Seminar

Marcela Vilarino

Marcela Vilarino

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Marcela Vilarino gave a talk about 'Gene Editing, Stem Cells and Chimeras in Sheep Embryos' during the Noon Seminar on Thursday, Aug 09, 2018 from 12:10 to 1:00 pm, in Weir Room (2154 Meyer Hall). Marcela Vilarino is a graduate student (PhD program) in the Animal Biology Graduate Group at Department of Animal Science, University of California Davis, USA. Exit Seminar.

Monday, May 21, 2018
Roberto Sainz will give a talk about 'Why are some cattle more efficient than others at converting feed into meat?' during the Noon Seminars on Monday, May 21, 2018 from 12:10 to 1:00 pm, in Weir Room (2154 Meyer Hall). Roberto Sainz is a professor at Department of Animal Science, University of California Davis, USA.

Past Seminar

Ketwee Saksrithai

Ketwee Saksrithai

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Ketwee Saksrithai gave a talk about 'Effects of Probiotics on Egg Quality, Serum Biochemistry, and Sulfur Compounds from Manure of Laying Hens' during the Noon Seminar on Tuesday, Jul 24, 2018 from 12:10 to 1:00 pm, in Weir Room (2154 Meyer Hall). Ketwee Saksrithai is a graduate student (PhD program) in the Agricultural and Environmental Chemistry Graduate Group at Department of Animal Science, University of California Davis, USA. Exit Seminar.