• 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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Serge Doroshov received National Aquaculture Association Joseph P. McCraren Award for Distinguished Lifetime Contribution

  • At the World Aquaculture Society conference in Las Vegas, Serge Doroshov was presented with the NAA (National Aquaculture Association) Joseph P. McCraren Award for Distinguished Lifetime Contributions, for his decades of research that led to the development of the successful sturgeon aquaculture industry. Congratulations Serge!
  • Pablo Ross was featured in an article by The Guardian and interviewed on CTV News for his work on growing human organs in other species.
  • Alison Van Eenennaam contributed her opinion in an article regarding biotech regulation published by the Des Moines Register.
  • Caleb Sehnert was quoted in Drovers Farm Journal for an article on recent meat delivery issues.
  • Tina Horback and colleagues published "Ontogeny of behavioral traits in commercial sows" in Animal: International Journal of Bioscience.
  • Hao Cheng and Maci Mueller (Van Eenennaam Lab) presented at the World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production in New Zealand.
  • The advising center hosted Kimberley O'Bryan, Director of Admissions at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, for office hours to meet with undergraduate students seeking information on applying to the school.
  • Jackson Gross and Joel Van Eenennaam were invited by the California Aquaculture Association to present at the National Aquaculture Association Conference in Las Vegas; "The use of electricity to control burrowing shrimp in shellfish beds" and "California caviar: the history of white sturgeon aquaculture".

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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

Ag Science Field Day

Ag Science Field Day

Friday March 2nd to Saturday March 3rd,  2018
Location: Various across campus
Contact: Jaime Dehn,  jdehn@ucdavis.edu and fieldday@caes.ucdavis.edu

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Seminars

Upcoming Seminar

Adam Geiger

Adam Geiger

Monday February 26, 2018

Adam Geiger will give a talk about "Small but Mighty: The Impact of Minerals that Spans Generations" during the Noon Seminars on Monday, Feb 26, 2018 from 12:10 pm to 1:00 pm, in Weir Room (2154 Meyer Hall). Adam Geiger is a research dairy nutritionist at Zinpro Corporation, Urbana, Ohio, USA.

Past Seminar

Grazyne Tresoldi

Grazyne Tresoldi

Monday February 12, 2018

Grazyne Tresoldi gave a talk about "Mitigating heat stress to improve dairy cattle welfare" during the Noon Seminars on Monday, Feb 12, 2018 from 12:10 pm to 1:00 pm, in Weir Room (2154 Meyer Hall). Grazyne Tresoldi is a graduate student in the Animal Biology Graduate Group at UCD Department of Animal Science, USA. Exit Seminar.