Advising Center


The Undergraduate Advising Team is here to assist you with academic advising for the three majors housed in the department:

The Animal Science Advising Center employs four Student Academic Advisors. Our advisors can help you with scheduling, major requirements, degree certification, CRNs, internships, academic difficulty, petitions, grades, transfer credit, and more.

We also have four Peer Advisors, and one Office Assistant in the Animal Science Advising Center. Each Peer Advisor can help you with general major advising and scheduling.

If you are a current UC Davis student or an alumnus of the program, appointments may be made through The Appointment System. You can also follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

Health Professions Advising

You can be any major and go to Veterinary School, Medical School, Dental School, etc., as long as you complete the appropriate requirements for the specific programs and schools you intend on applying to. Meet with an advisor in Health Professions Advising for more advice on different professional school options, and for help in achieving your Pre-Health goals!

Contact: Health Professions Advising, 1011 Sciences Laboratory Building, , 530-754-9256

Are You a Newly  Admitted Student?

Congratulations on your offer of admission to UC Davis, and welcome to The Department of Animal Science.  If you have questions regarding any of our three majors: Agricultural and Environmental Education, Animal Science or Animal Science and Management, please send us an email at  We look forwarding to working with you in the future.


Undergraduate Advising Center Team

Peer Advisors
Ashley Bidgoli, ANS Peer Advisor

Ashley Bidgoli, Peer Advisor
Phone: (530) 754-7915, Fax: (530) 754-4359
Office: 1202 Meyer Hall

Ashley is a second year Animal Science major planning on specializing in Companion and Captive Animals. She is originally from Los Angeles, California and loves to go to the beach and hike in her spare time. Some of the activities that she has been a part of is assisting with dairy goat behavioral research at the Animal Welfare Epidemiology lab and is currently interning at  the Yolo County SPCA, which deals with applying low-stress, fear free handling in a veterinary environment. Ashley hopes to further study her passion for animal welfare, specifically with socially housed animals. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, going to concerts, reading, and thrifting. This is her first year advising and couldn’t be more excited to meet other students, so if you ever have any questions, please feel free to ask! 



Simran Ghuman, ANS Peer Advisor

Simran Ghuman, Peer Advisor
Phone: (530) 754-7915, Fax: (530) 754-4359
Office: 1202 Meyer Hall

Simran is a fourth year Animal Science Major with a specialization in Companion and Captive Animals. She is originally from Fresno, CA. After graduation, she plans on taking a gap year before attending veterinary school. She is currently the treasurer of Sigma Alpha, a professional agricultural sorority, and a volunteer at the Knights Landing One Health Clinic. In her free time, she enjoys making crafts, catching up on TV shows, getting boba and spending time with friends & family. She is excited for her first year as a Peer Advisor and can't wait to work with you all this year!


Alex Luu, Peer Advisor


Alex Luu, Peer Advisor
Phone: (530) 754-7915, Fax: (530) 754-4359
Office: 1202 Meyer Hall

Alex is a third year Animal Science major with a specialization in Companion and Captive Animals. He hopes to attend veterinary school after graduation and eventually become a small animal veterinarian. He currently volunteers at the Mercer Vet Clinic, the Knights Landing One Health Clinic, and the Wildlife Care Association of Sacramento. He is also an intern at the Yolo County SPCA. In his free time, he enjoys playing indoor & beach volleyball, watching TV shows/movies, and exploring new places. He is very excited to be a new addition to the peer advising team and looks forward to meeting you all! If you have any questions, please reach out!




Betty Yang, ANS Peer Advisor 2021-2022

Betty Yang, Peer Advisor
Phone: (530) 754-7915, Fax: (530) 754-4359
Office: 1202 Meyer Hall

Betty is a third year Animal science major specialization in Companion and Captive animals. She was born in Guangzhou, China, but moved to San Francisco when she was nine years old. After graduating from UC Davis, she hopes to attend veterinary school and become an international veterinarian.However, she is also open to exploring other careers. She is involved in research with the VMTH. In her free time, she likes to hike, play badminton, hang out with friends, and watch K-dramas and C-dramas. She is also a volunteer with the Knights Landing One Health Clinic. If you have any questions, feel free to ask!


Animal Science Advising Center Staff

The Animal Science Advising Center employs four Student Academic Advisors. All of our advisors can help you with scheduling, major requirements, degree certification, Course Registration Numbers, internships, academic difficulty, petitions, grades, transfer credit, and more. The staff advisors are available by appointments scheduled through the Online Appointment System.


Grace Dell'Olio - Administrative AssistantGrace Dell'Olio
Phone: (530) 754-7915
Office: 1202 Meyer Hall

Grace graduated in 2011 from UC Davis with a BS in Animal Science with a specialization in Livestock & Dairy.  She then worked for several UC Davis departments, including five years at the UC Davis Medical Center at the Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Science.  She has now returned to Animal Science to continue helping students.  Her hobbies include playing Dungeons & Dragons (as well as other tabletop role playing games) and continuing to learn as much as possible about cattle.


Quynh Hoang, Academic Advisor

Quynh Hoang
Phone: (530) 754-2786
Office: 1202E Meyer Hall

Quynh graduated from UC Davis in 2020 with a degree in Managerial Economics, and a minor in Technology Management. When she was a student, she served as a peer advisor in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Dean's Office, then became an Advising Assistant there after she graduated. Quynh's advising areas of interest include scholarship development, student events, and working closely with students, which she is very passionate about. In her free time, she enjoys baking, crafting, and spending time with her family.


Katherine Livingston - Student Academic AdvisorKatherine Livingston 
Phone: (530) 754-6024
Office: 1202D Meyer Hall

Katherine graduated from The University of Arizona in 2011 with a B.A. in Anthropology. Originally from Arizona, Katherine is glad to be living on the West Coast, after having lived for four years in Southern New Jersey, where she worked with students majoring in the areas of Science Technology Engineering and Math.  Katherine has a particular interest in student retention, and loves to work closely with students to help them achieve their goals. When not at work, Katherine loves to spend time hanging out with her husband and daughter. She is an avid reader, and can often be found with her nose stuck in a book every spare moment she gets. Katherine loves to travel and is always planning her next family vacation. Katherine loves frequenting museums and brushing up on her art history. Katherine also loves to cook and bake, and often shares her bakes with her friends in the Advising Center.


Emma Martinez, Staff AdvisorEmma Martinez - Student Academic Advisor
Phone: (530) 752-6118
Office: 1202C Meyer Hall

Emma earned her Bachelor of Science Degree with a Disciplinary Focus in Animal Behavior at UC Davis in 2012. While she was a student, Emma was a peer adviser and a front office assistant for the Animal Science Advising Center. Her areas of interest include scholarship development, peer adviser training, and other topics. She was a sister of the Sigma Alpha sorority- a professional sorority focused on promoting women in all facets of agriculture. She is now an adviser and alumni executive member for the Lambda Chapter at UC Davis. Emma is heavily involved in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences FFA Field Day for the last 6 years as the tabulations coordinator. Her personal interests include reading, knitting, playing with her cats, and dairy production in the U.S.

Caitlin Wehrley, Student Academic Advisor

Caitlin Wehrley - Student Academic Advisor 
Phone: (530) 754-1878
Office: 1202B Meyer Hall

Caitlin graduated in 2018 from UC Davis after earning a B.A. in Anthropology. Prior to attending UC Davis, Caitlin worked in the veterinary field for seven years in the San Diego area where she is originally from. As a student at UC Davis, Caitlin served as a Peer Advisor in the Department of Anthropology and Sociology, where she discovered her interest and passion for supporting students along their academic journeys. Her areas of interest in advising include supporting first generation and transfer students – both of which she is proud to call herself. Outside of work, Caitlin enjoys all things pop culture and likes to spend her time reading and also watching TV shows and movies. She also enjoys visiting zoos and museums, spending time with her husband, and hanging out with her dog, Gibson.



Lisa Nash HolmesLisa Nash Holmes - Advising Center Supervisor and Staff Research Associate
Phone: (530) 752-6022
Office: 1202A Meyer Hall

Lisa is the Teaching Coordinator for all Department of Animal Science courses. She is also the supervisor within the Animal Science Advising Center.  She hails from beautiful San Diego, California, but both of her parents are from England, and she enjoys visiting family who still live in the United Kingdom. Lisa is an alumna of UC Davis, and got her bachelor's degree in Animal Science as well as her Masters in Animal Biology within the Department of Animal Science. Lisa is an avid animal lover, and has a horse, cats and a bunny. Lisa has an impressive collection of Hawaiian shirts, and makes Meyer Hall a more festive place by wearing them.

Faculty Advisors

Faculty Advisors are professors; they provide in-depth information on particular areas of study and serve as a contact point between the student and the faculty. They assist students in selecting specializations and have full authority regarding courses taken to fulfill the student's specialization. In addition, they are responsible for completing degree checks for graduating students and determining degree certification for the major.

  • Faculty advisors also discuss research possibilities for students with other faculty, career opportunities, and in general, act as a mentor for the student.
  • Every student in the AEE, ANS and ANM majors is assigned to their own Faculty Advisor.
  • Students are assigned to faculty advisors based on their specialization, interests, and the current workload of the faculty advisor. The selection of faculty advisers is done by the Master Advisor and the Staff Advisors.
  • Faculty Advisors handle their own scheduling; you must contact him/her directly to make an appointment.

AEE students: Your Faculty Advisors are:

ANS and ANM students: 

To find your Faculty Advisor, email with your name and major included.

    Learn more about the Department of Animal Science Faculty.