• 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
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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HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

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News

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Alison Van Eenennaam with Scott Hamilton Kennedy, director of Food Evolution (right), and movie attendees from the Consulates of Thailand, Malaysia and the Philippines at Vanderbilt University

  • Negeen Najafi, Kyra Smart and Derek Wadsworth (undergraduates in the Hess Lab) are recipients of this year’s prestigious Provost Undergraduate Fellowship. This fellowship supports Negeen's, Kyra's and Derek's research efforts to 1) identify molecular markers that enable the prediction of the feed efficiency of cattle, 2) identify novel prebiotics and understand how they affect gut microbiome function and 3) study the role of anaerobic fungi in biomass degradation, respectively.
  • Allison Pullin was elected as the Student Representative for the International Society for Applied Ethology (ISAE).
  • Sarah Klopatek represented the United States and UC Davis as a student fellow at the International Livestock Forum, hosted by Colorado State and the National Western Stock Show.
  • The Kebreab Lab was awarded a grant by the Gates Foundation to improve nutritional quality and food safety in Ethiopia and Burkina Faso. This is in collaboration with several institutes led by the Livestock Innovation Lab with the total grant amount totaling $8.7 million.
  • Alison Van Eenennaam’s work on gene editing and cattle breeding was featured in MIT Technology Review.
  • Alison Van Eenennaam spoke on “Innovation in Agricultural Science” at the 2018 Legislative Agriculture Chairs Summit of State Agriculture and Rural Leaders & Council of State Governments in Kansas City, MO, and at the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) Annual Meeting in Nashville, TN on “Use of Gene Editing in Animal Breeding Programs”, and participated in a panel entitled “Is this the Next Green Revolution?”. She also participated in a screening of Food Evolution at Vanderbilt University with director Scott HamiltonKennedy, sponsored by the US Farmers and Ranchers Alliance.
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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: UC Davis Science Lecture Hall
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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

David MacHugh

David MacHugh

Friday January 19, 2018

David MacHugh will give a talk about 'Population Genomics of Extinct and Modern Cattle Populations' during the Noon Seminars on Friday, Jan 19, 2018 from 12:10 pm to 1:00 pm, in Weir Room (2154 Meyer Hall). David MacHugh is a Professor at School of Agriculture & Food Science, University College of Dublin, Ireland.

Past Seminar

Maria Angelica Miglino

Maria Angelica Miglino

Monday January 8, 2018

Maria Angelica Miglino gave a talk about 'Advancing Our Understanding of Sertoli Cell Proliferation: Insights from Selected Animals Models' during the Noon Seminars on Monday, Jan 08, 2018 from 12:10 pm to 1:00 pm, in Weir Room (2154 Meyer Hall). Maria Angelica Miglino is a Professor at the Department of Surgery Veterinary Medicine and Zootechnics, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil.