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Our Mission

Advancing animal agriculture for the betterment of society through science-based learning, outreach and research.

Our Vision 

The Animal and Veterinary Sciences Department will be the preeminent animal and veterinary science program in the Southeast recognized for the positive impact on society by our students, research and outreach.

Our Goals

  • Educating for the Future:  Educate students to think critically, communicate and apply scientific knowledge in the field of animal and veterinary sciences.
  • Innovating & Discovering: Engage a community of scholars to innovate and seek discoveries in the field of animal and veterinary sciences.
  • Engagaing Stakeholders: Translate and relay animal and veterinary sciences information to society.

Departmental News & Announcements

2018 NPIP Worskshop and Small Flock Certification Program will be held on Saturday, March 3rd at the Clemson University Livestock Poultry Health Center in Columbia SC from 9:00am -5:00pm Find details here regarding registration and study materials NPIP Workshop Information

CONGRATULATIONS!!! The Clemson University Dairy Science Club placed 2nd (club division) at the CAFLS Tailgate event on November 18th.

CONGRATULATIONS!!! The Clemson University Dairy Science Club successfully participated at the 12th Annual Southern Regional Dairy Challenge held in Live Oak, FL in November, 2017. Kaitlyn Amsler, Ben Chamberlin, Sydney Simmons and Annika Smith did an exceptional job in the contest. Kaitlyn was part of the team who won 2nd Place in their division competition. Special mention to co-coach, Becca Klopp, for helping coordinate all the team activities. Also, thank you to Maddie Oskey and Maria Jose Oconitrillo for assisting before and during the competition.

CONGRATULATIONS!!! The Clemson University Dairy Science Club successfully participated at the National ADSA (American Dairy Science Association) conference held in Pittsburgh, PA in June 2017.

2nd Place for Dairy Production Presentation Title went to Sara Garbowski for "Grocery By-Product Waste and How Dairy Cattle Can Help". Lauren Scott also did an outstanding job in the Dairy Production presentation with her title "Exploring the Market of Goat Milk Products".

2nd Place for Website Competition went to our Dairy Science Club website designed by Kaitlyn Amsler and others.

6th Place in the Dairy Quiz Bowl went to Lauren Scott, Sara Garbowski, Ben Chamberlin, Chris Murphy and alternate, Baily Hunt. This team won against University of Kentucky and NC State before losing to New Hampshire to place 6th overall.

The club members also particpated in the Scrapbook competition (Designer Kaitlyn Amsler), the Club Activity Symposium, Officer selection and Club Reports. Special mention to Becca Klopp for helping coordinate all of the activities.

CONGRATULATIONS!!!  to Rebekah Strunk (1st Place) and Shanice Krombeen (3rd Place) for being awarded the 2017 CAFLS Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant Awards. These awards are given to graduate teaching assistants who have been recognized by faculty, students and fellow graduate teaching assistants as exemplary in undergraduate teaching. Recipients receive a certificate and a cash award.


Check out the AVS Newsletter, AVS Corner.

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Block & Bridle Honorary Members - The members of the Clemson University Block & Bridle Club organize and participate in a variety of social and educational events to promote all aspects of agriculture.

AVS Department Room & Equipment Use:

Histology Core Facility

›› Submit request for equipment use and review calendar for availability

Upcoming Events


NPIP Workshop and Small Flock Certification Program

9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Clemson University’s Livestock Poultry Health Facility


Clays for CAFLS

12:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Palmetto Shooting Complex

MAR 29

Cultivate.CAFLS Showdown

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Watt Family Innovation Center

All Events...