A student riding a horse in an arena.

Animal Science Facilities

Modern animal science facilities to boost student teaching and community outreach

The Challenge

The UC Davis animal science program is number one in the world and the only program of its kind within the University of California system. Our renown faculty address issues related to animal agriculture, and their efforts span domestic and captive animals, including companion animals and the conservation of wild species. Our students are exposed to many animals and learning opportunities through a comprehensive teaching environment.

The Solution

New animal facilities will provide an innovative and supportive learning environment for students and flexible research spaces to allow faculty to push the knowledge of animal behavior and health.

UC Davis was founded with the goal of keeping California agriculture vibrant through hands-on learning. We can make significant impact in the field of animal science with upgraded and technologically advanced facilities that reflect our commitment to animal science teaching, research and outreach.

The Philanthropic Opportunity

  • Design and build a modern agricultural pavilion on campus to create a large covered arena, classrooms and technologically advanced teaching labs to bridge campus educational goals with community outreach. A new pavilion will provide an improved site for several events, including the college’s annual Field Day—which hosts approximately 3,500 FFA and 4-H students—Horse Day, Goat Day, and student clubs including the Draft Horse and Driving Club and the nation’s finest mule packing team.
  • Support learning for undergraduate, graduate and veterinary students in the fields of husbandry, reproduction, nutrition and animal care through the construction of a teaching facility. More than 1,000 students will utilize this new facility every year.
  • Provide a modern research and workforce development facility to keep the poultry industry apprised of evolving best practices in automation, bird care, management and other important topics.

UC Davis is committed to providing faculty and students with the finest advanced facilities to interact with a variety of animals within an enriched learning environment.


Looking for more information?

Please contact Assistant Dean of Development and External Relations Annie Roeser at (530) 752-2952 or aroeser@ucdavis.edu to learn more about this college priority.