Welcome to the Department of Animal, Dairy and Veterinary Sciences
The Department of Animal, Dairy & Veterinary Sciences (ADVS) provides training toward undergraduate and graduate degrees in animal science, dairy science and veterinary science. Faculty members and students conduct research and support Extension activities throughout the state. In addition, the department has service responsibilities at the Laboratory Animal Research Center and the Utah Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory. Students experience hands-on learning and also participate in the university’s Interdepartmental Toxicology Program.
ADVS has very research-focused faculty who are also great teachers. It is home to the regionally recognized Caine Dairy Teaching and Research Center. The Institute for Antiviral Research, which evaluates possible treatments viruses such as yellow fever, Zika and West Nile, SARS and others that threaten human and animal health, is also comprised of ADVS faculty and student researchers. This creates an exciting educational atmosphere for ADVS graduate students, allowing them to submit original work to competitions, journals and professional meetings.
Our role in undergraduate education is to provide classroom, laboratory, and field learning experiences that incorporate the latest scientific principles and the application of these principles.