UC Davis Animal Science Professor Huaijun Zhou photographed with white leghorn chickens.

Animal Science

The Department of Animal Science’s mission is to create and disseminate knowledge about animals for the betterment of animals, society and the environment in California and beyond. Researchers integrate diverse aspects of the animal and environment, ranging from reduced detrimental emissions and effluent while preserving animal welfare and enhancing productivity and emphasizing healthful and safe aspects of products, wildlife habitat preservation and economic stability.

The Department of Animal Science has an integrated, interdisciplinary approach to its research, teaching, extension, and outreach programs. The core competency is the whole organismal study of domestic and/or wild animals in their respective environments.

Key disciplinary and research areas:

  • Genetics/genomics
  • Animal physiology
  • Nutrient metabolism
  • Animal behavior/welfare
  • Sustainable animal agriculture

Contact Information

1202 Meyer Hall
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Phone: 530-754-7915

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