Advising Center

Advising Center

Welcome!  
 

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 three 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. The Peer Advisors are available through appointments made in the Advising Center.

If you are a current UC Davis student or an alumnus of the program, appointments may be made through The Appointment System.  If you are not a UC Davis student,  you may call us at (530) 754-7915 or email us at asac@ucdavis.edu to inquire about appointment availability. Don't have time for an appointment? Don't worry; many questions can be answered via email or on a phone call.  You can also follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

Recent Advising Presentations

Tours

Are You Considering Applying to UC Davis? If you are interested in taking a tour of the Animal Science Advising Center and the UC Davis Horse Barn and Dairy? We would be happy to accommodate you! All tours last approximately one hour and include a sit down meeting with a Major Adviser to go over the curriculum, and answer any questions you have about the Animal Science, Animal Science and Management and Agricultural and Environmental Education majors.

Tours may be scheduled through our office Monday-Friday, 9AM-12PM and 1PM-4PM. If you would like to schedule a tour, please email us at asac@ucdavis.edu.  Note: All Animal Science Facility Tours must be scheduled at least 24 business hours in advance of the desired tour date.

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 adviser 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, HealthProfessionsAdvising@ucdavis.edu , 530-754-9256

 

Undergraduate Advising Center Team

Peer Advisors
 
 
 

Kiara Cuevas, Peer AdvisorKiara Cuevas, Peer Advisor
Email: asac@ucdavis.edu
Phone: (530) 754-7915, Fax: (530) 754-4359
Office: 1202 Meyer Hall

Kiara is a fourth year Agricultural and Environmental Education major focusing on Animal Science. She is originally from Lawndale, a small beach city in the LA area. On campus, she is involved with the Aggie Ambassadors, the outreach and leadership club for the CA&ES, as is a sister of Sigma Alpha, a professional agriculture interest sorority. Kiara is interested in pursuing a career that allows her to combine her love for working with animals and teaching. In her free time, she likes to watch Netflix, bake, and walk dogs. Kiara is also the department's RHAT Peer, so she also works with freshman a few hours a week in the dorm's Academic Advising Centers.

 

 

Isabelle Gilmartin, Peer AdvisorIsabelle Gilmartin, Peer Advisor
Email: asac@ucdavis.edu
Phone: (530) 754-7915, Fax: (530) 754-4359
Office: 1202 Meyer Hall

Isabelle is a fourth year Animal Science major with a specialization in Companion Animals. She hopes to attend veterinary school to become a small animal veterinarian, and go on to specialize in oncology. She has participated in research and internships for the Animal Science Department, the School of Veterinary Medicine, and has spent time as an LA for the BIS 2C labs. During the summers, she spends her time working at a small animal veterinary clinic in Temecula, CA, and volunteering in a spay neuter clinic. In her free time, she enjoys playing tennis, watching Netflix, and walking her dog. If you have any questions for her, feel free to ask!

 
 

Joshua Liu, Peer AdvisorJoshua Liu, Peer Advisor
Email: asac@ucdavis.edu
Phone: (530) 754-7915, Fax: (530) 754-4359
Office: 1202 Meyer Hall

Josh is a third year Animal Science major with a specialization in Animal Behavior. He is originally from Fremont, California. After he graduates from UC Davis, he hopes to attend veterinary school under a dual degree program so that he can work as a professor and relief veterinarian. He loves to teach, and has worked as a peer tutor for the AATC, served as the head undergraduate learning assistant for the general chemistry series, and tested/piloted the CHE 3 series that was taught during the 2017-2018 school year. He also works for Dr. Kristina Horback at the Animal Behavior Cognition Lab here at UC Davis. In his free time he enjoys hiking, rock climbing, and spending time with his dog and two rabbits. He loves to help students discover and achieve their goals, so if you have any questions, feel free to ask!

 

Mirella Lopez, Peer AdvisorMirella Lopez, Peer Advisor
Email: asac@ucdavis.edu
Phone: (530) 754-7915, Fax: (530) 754-4359
Office: 1202 Meyer Hall

Mirella is a fourth year Animal Science major with a specialization in Animal Physiology. She is originally from Turlock, CA a small town in the Central Valley. She hopes to attend veterinary school and eventually become a public health veterinarian. She has been involved in research with the Animal Science Department and is a current intern at Crees Brothers Farm in Davis. She is also a volunteer with the Knights Landing One Health Clinic and the Mercer Vet Clinic. In her free time, Mirella enjoys reading, watching Netflix, and exploring new foods downtown. If you have any questions, feel free to ask!

 

Animal Science Advising Center Staff

The Animal Science Advising Center employs two Student Academic Advisors. All of our advisers 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 front desk in 1202 Meyer Hall, (530) 754-7915, asac@ucdavis.edu.

Grace Dell'OlioGrace Dell'Olio - Administrative Assistant
gadellolio@ucdavis.edu
Phone: (530) 754-7915, Fax: (530) 754-4359
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.

 

Katherine LivingstonKatherine Livingston - Student Academic Advisor
keclivingston@ucdavis.edu 
Phone: (530) 754-6024, Fax: (530) 754-4359
Office: 1202D Meyer Hall

Katherine graduated from The University of Arizona in 2011 with a B.A. in Anthropology. Katherine moved to Davis, California in the summer of 2015, from New Jersey, where she worked with college students majoring in Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics fields. She has a particular interest in student retention, and also enjoys all aspects of student event planning. Katherine loves to spend her spare time hanging out with her family, reading Harry Potter, going to The Davis Farmer's Market and cooking tasty food.

Emma Martinez, Staff AdvisorEmma Martinez - Student Academic Advisor
eadmartinez@ucdavis.edu
Phone: (530) 752-6118, Fax: (530) 754-4359
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.

Lisa Nash HolmesLisa Nash Holmes - Advising Center Supervisor and Staff Research Associate
lnholmes@ucdavis.edu
Phone: (530) 752-6022, Fax: (530) 754-4359
Office: 1202A Meyer Hall

 
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: Find your Faculty Advisor

NOTE: This ANS/ANM Faculty Advisor system is not compatible on the Safari or Google Chrome web browsers. To find your Faculty Advisor, email asac@ucdavis.edu with your name and major included.

    Learn more about the Department of Animal Science Faculty.