Welcome to the Department of Animal, Dairy & Veterinary Sciences   

The Department of Animal, Dairy & Veterinary Sciences (ADVS) was created in 1977 to teach, research and extension in all species of farm animals, along with servicing responsibilities for the Laboratory Animal Research Center and the Utah Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (including the branch laboratory in Nephi). Through this program students administer all the veterinary care to USU’s animals as well as playing a large leadership role in the Interdepartmental Toxicology Program. ADVS has very research-focused faculty, since it is home to the regionally recognized Caine Dairy Teaching and Research Center and the Institute for Antiviral Research. This creates an exciting educational atmosphere for ADVS grad students, allowing them to participate in hands-on learning and submit original work to competitions.