Our programs cover a wide range of scientific disciplines that support the safe and economical production of domestic livestock animals and quality foods, as well as the care, health, and use of companion animals. In the field of animal science, disciplines include virology, physiology, nutrition, microbiology, immunology, molecular biology, engineering, biochemistry, genomics and animal management. In food science, we cover the disciplines of food safety (microbiology), chemistry and engineering, as well as the culinary aspects of food.

Our research addresses contemporary and future scientific challenges using cutting-edge technologies. Our goal is to assist and support stakeholders in the poultry, livestock and food industries.

Where high quality programs intersect with a dynamic living/learning laboratory — a 350-acre working farm!

Where high quality programs intersect with a dynamic living/learning laboratory — a 350-acre working farm!

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Ryan Arsenault Assistant Professor Animal Science

Dr. Arsenault conducts research on animal biology from a kinome perspective, gut health, and immunometabolism and disease pathogenesis. 

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  • Prepare for over-the-counter antibiotic changes

    January 25, 2023 | Written by Chris Torres of Farm Progress
    “What this ends up meaning, these medications will only be administered under vet oversight and only for therapeutic use. So, treatment of a disease that is diagnosed, or control and prevention of a disease,” explained Tara Gaab, veterinarian and assistant professor of animal science.
  • A vision for veterinary medicine

    December 02, 2022 | Written by Dante LaPenta
    Animal science major Stephanie Bayron plans career in veterinary shelter medicine in Puerto Rico. “Reducing the number of stray animals reduces disease outbreaks; addressing overbreeding and overpopulation is so critical,” Bayron said.
  • Passion for veterinary medicine

    November 22, 2022 | Written by Kate Zincone
    Aspiring veterinarian Rory Raymer furthers her love for animals through hands-on animal medicine and lab research.


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