• 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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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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1257 Meyer Hall
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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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Transgenic Animal Research Conference attendees from Animal Science included: Back Row – Gary Anderson (Chair Emeritas), Luis Aguiar, Jim Murray, Kelly Zacanti, Elizabeth Maga, Alison Van Eenennaam; Front Row – Raquel Pinho, Kathleen Furtado, Sadie Hennig, Ellie Harness and former Ph.D students Caitlin Cooper and Lydia Garas.

  • Tina Horback was featured in the Sunday edition of SF Chronicle which reviewed how her research may inform pork producers how to manage social aggression in group housing. 
  • Rachel Toaff-Rosenstein and Cassandra Tucker published “Technical Note: Use of an automated grooming brush by heifers and potential for radiofrequency identification-based measurements of this behavior” in the Journal of Dairy Science.
  • Daniel Prince, Mike Miller and others published “The evolutionary basis of premature migration in Pacific salmon highlights the utility of genomics for informing conservation” in Science Advances.
  • Francine Bradley taught Game Fowl Health Assurance (GFHA) Continuing Education Class for members from Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties, GFHA Training Class for individuals from Ventura and Santa Barbara counties and Poultry Health Inspector (PHI) Training Class for individuals from Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties.
  • Pablo Ross and Alison Van Eenennaam presented talks at the 11th Transgenic Animal Research Conference held at the Granlibakken Conference Center in Tahoe City August 13th to 16th. Posters were presented by Sadie Henning and Ellie Harness (Murray Lab), Kelly Zacanti (Berger Lab), Raquel Pinho and Kathleen Furtado (Maga Lab), Jens Harmer (Kueltz Lab), Ahmed Mahdi (Ross Lab), and Luis Aguiar (Van Eenennaam Lab).

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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

Horse

Horse Day 2017
Saturday October 21, 2017
Location: Horse Barn Arena
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Seminars

Past Seminar

Meera Heller

Meera Heller

Monday, May 22, 2017

Meera Heller gave a talk about 'Investigation of Iodine as a Preventive Strategy for Bovine Reparatory Disease' during the Noon Seminars on Monday, May 22, 2017 from 12:10 pm to 1:00 pm, in Weir Room (2154 Meyer Hall). Meera Heller is an assistant professor of clinical medicine and epidemiology at UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, USA.

Past Seminar

Mutian Niu

Mutian Niu

Monday May 15, 2017

Mutian Niu will gave a talk about 'Quantifying the Impact of Diet on Enteric Methane Emissions and Manure Nutrient Dynamics in Dairy Cattle' during the Noon Seminars on Monday, May 15, 2017 from 12:10 pm to 1:00 pm, in Weir Room (2154 Meyer Hall). Mutian Niu is a graduate student in the Animal Biology Graduate Group at UCD Department of Animal Science, USA. Exit Seminar.