• 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.

Quick Links

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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Sheyenne, Sarah, Maci and Emily at WSASAS

  • The Horse Barn is hosting the annual production sale tomorrow, an event that supports the UC Davis Equine Teaching Program! Complimentary beer and wine sponsored by the Cal Aggie Alumni Association, CAES Dean’s Office and Sudwerk will kick off the sale preview on Saturday, June 23, 2018 at 3:30pm, the Barbecue starts at 4:30pm and the auction begins at 6:00pm.
  • The Animal Biology Graduate Group and Avian Sciences Graduate Group have new websites!  Thanks to Jason Vo and Jennie Buse for all their hard work on the new sites, to Romeo Capell for designing  new logos, and to all the students and faculty who sent in photos for the sites.
  • Yanhong Liu, Annie King, Cynthia Jinno and Yijie He published “Enzymatic digestion turns food waste into feed for growing pigs” in Animal Feed Science and Technology.
  • Cassandra Tucker gave the keynote presentation at the International Beef Cattle Welfare Symposium in Calgary, Canada, titled “Animal welfare: beyond health and injury”.
  • At the request of the California State Veterinarian, Francine Bradley attended the Virulent Newcastle Disease (VND) Meeting in Ontario, CA with Incident Command Leads for both CDFA & USDA, epidemiologists, virologists and commercial egg operators from San Bernardino, San Diego, and Riverside Counties.
  • Cassandra Tucker presented “BRD and illness behavior” at the University of Calgary Veterinary Medicine Beef Cattle Conference.
  • Graduate students Emily Andreini, Maci Mueller, Sarah Klopatek and undergrad Sheyenne Augenstein attended the 2018 Western Section of the American Society of Animal Science (WSASAS) Beef Symposium in Bend, OR.

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Ranked #1

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

Upcoming Event

Graduation

Horse Barn Production Sale
Saturday, June 23 at 3:30 PM - 7:30 PM PDT
Location: Horse Barn Arena
Contact: Kelli Davis kaddavis@ucdavis.edu 

Upcoming Event

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The 50th Anniversary of the California Net Energy System Symposium

September 12-14, 2018
Location: UC Davis campus
Website: http://cnes.ucdavis.edu

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Seminars

Past Seminar

Ingrid Youngworth

Ingrid Youngworth

Monday June 4, 2018

Ingrid Youngworth gave a talk about 'Genetic analyses of chicken developmental mutations' during the Noon Seminars on Monday, Jun 04, 2018 from 12:10 to 1:00 pm, in Weir Room (2154 Meyer Hall). Ingrid Youngworth is a graduate student in the Integrative Genetics and Genomics Graduate Group at Department of Animal Science, University of California Davis, USA. Exit Seminar.

Past Seminar

Roberto Sainz

Roberto Sainz

Monday, May 21, 2018

Roberto Sainz gave 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.