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    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

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  • Goat Facility

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  • Cattle Facility

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  • 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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Animal Science Main Office
2251 Meyer Hall
UC Davis
One Shields Ave
Davis, CA 95616
(530) 752-1250
vmozella@ucdavis.edu

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(Prospective Student Tours)
1202 Meyer Hall
(530) 754-7915
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1249 Meyer Hall
(530) 752-2382
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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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Happy Thanksgiving
Safe travels and happy celebrations with friends and family!

**Save the Date**
December 8th - Holiday Gala

  • A reminder to purchase your Holiday Gala Tickets by November 30th. *There will be no dinner tickets sold at the door*
  • Maja Makagon and Richard Blatchford co-authored a book chapter entitled “Understanding Poultry Behaviour” in Applegate, T. (ed.), Achieving sustainable production of poultry meat, Volume 3: Health and Welfare.
  • Amy McLean co-authored “Effect of farming system on donkey milk composition” in the Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture.
  • Holland Dougherty’s opinion piece, “Models Help Us See the Big Picture of Sustainable Agriculture”, was published in the UCCE Fall 2017 Fresno-Madera Extension Range Bulletin.
  • Alison Van Eenennaam participated in the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine “Science Breakthroughs 2030: A Strategy for Food and Agricultural Research” study group meeting and the Arthur Sackler “The Science of Science Communication III (SSCIII): Inspiring Novel Collaborations and Building Capacity” in Washington DC. In Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, Alison presented on “Regulatory oversight of new breeding innovations in the US” at TropAgBio. She also had a radio interview on Australian Broadcasting Corporation, and posted a lecture given in advance of the screening of the Netflix’s new science fiction movie, Okja, at UC Davis.
  • Andrea Schreier and Joel Van Eenennaam were invited to participate in the Columbia River Basin White Sturgeon Workshop in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. Andrea gave three presentations and Joel shared his expertise during a panel discussion on conservation aquaculture.
  • Juan Medrano participated in the Board Meeting and 75 years celebration of Zamorano University in Honduras.

The weekly newsletter will resume on December 8th

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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

Goat

Goat Day 2018
Saturday January 20, 2018
Location: Conference Center, UC Davis
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Aggie Classic Sale

Aggie Classic Sale
Saturday February 3, 2018
Location: Cole A Facility, UC Davis
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Seminars

Upcoming Seminar

Bruna Alves

Bruna Alves

Monday November 27, 2017

Bruna Alves will give a talk about 'Nutrition and Reproduction in Cattle: Windows of Opportunity for Metabolic Programming of Puberty' during the Noon Seminars on Monday, Nov 27, 2017 from 12:10 pm to 1:00 pm, in Weir Room (2154 Meyer Hall). Bruna Alves is an Assistant Professor of reproductive physiology, neuroendocrinology and nutritional metabolism at the Department of Agriculture, Nutrition and Veterinary Sciences, University of Nevada Reno, USA.

Past Seminar

Michael Miller

Michael Miller

Monday November 20, 2017

Michael Miller gave a talk about 'The evolutionary basis of premature migration in Pacific salmon highlights the utility of genomics for informing conservation and restoration' during the Noon Seminars on Monday, Nov 20, 2017 from 12:10 pm to 1:00 pm, in Weir Room (2154 Meyer Hall). Michael Miller is an Assistant Professor of Population/Quantitative Genetics/Genomics at Department of Animal Science, University of California Davis, California USA.