• 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
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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Savanna Fee and Cheyenne Chen with their Outstanding Senior Awards

  • Cheyenne Chen, ASAC Peer Advisor, received an Outstanding Senior Award for Animal Science and Savanna Fee, Beef Barn student assistant, received an Outstanding Senior Award for Animal Science and Management. Congratulations!

  • The department held UC Davis Beef Field Day at Russell Ranch. Special thanks to Jim Oltjen, Don Harper, Tyler Nielsen and Chris Akins.

  • Thank you to all who participated in Decision Day for Transfer Students! Special thanks to Kiara Cuevas, Jim Fadel, Maria Gutierrez, Kathryn Jackson, Katherine Livingston, Emma Martinez, Deanne Meyer, Kristy Portillo and Kevin Bellido.

  • Pablo Ross published: “Embryonic POU5F1 is Required for Expanded Bovine Blastocyst Formation" in Scientific Reports.

  • James Fadel, Patricia Price, Deanne Meyer and Christine Miller published “Optimizing accuracy of protocols for measuring dry matter and nutrient yield of forage crops” in Science of the Total Environment.

  • Ermias Kebreab was a Plenary Speaker at the Animal Nutrition Conference of Canada in Edmonton on “Role of Livestock on Global Sustainability” and received funding from California Air Resources Board to work on “Strategies to reduce methane emissions from enteric and manure sources using additives”.

  • Alison Van Eenennaam presented on “Gene Editing in Food Animals: Prospects, Policy, Press, Politics and Public Engagement” at the Poultry Breeder’s Roundtable in St Louis, MO.

  • Matthias Hess gave a talk about "Microbiology Reloaded: Illuminating Microbial Dark Matter and Facilitating Biological Solutions via Systems Microbiology Approaches and Synthetic Biology" during the Symposium on Latest Developments in Applied Microbiology at the German Collection of Microorganisms and Cell Cultures in Brunswick, Germany.

  • Anne Todgham was invited to the Canadian Society of Zoologist’s Annual Meeting in St. John’s, Newfoundland to present a keynote address on "Framing Climate Change Biology in an Ecologically-Relevant Context: How Much Environmental Complexity is Enough?”.

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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

Spring Awards BBQ

Spring Awards Barbecue

Tuesday June 5, 2018 at 5:30 pm
Location: Putah Creek Lodge, UC Davis
Contact: Akins crakins@ucdavis.edu 

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Seminars

Upcoming Seminar

Roberto Sainz

Roberto Sainz

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.

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

Joel Ledford

Joel Ledford

Monday, May 7, 2018

Joel Ledford gave a talk about 'Data-Driven Teaching as a Cycle: Tips, Tools, and Tricks Toward Building a Reflective Teaching Practice' during the Noon Seminars on Monday, May 07, 2018 from 12:10 to 1:00 pm, in Weir Room (2154 Meyer Hall). Joel Ledford is a lecturer at Department of Plant Biology, University California, Davis, USA.