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Animal and Veterinary Sciences

With curricular concentrations in pre-vet and science, animal agribusiness and equine business, Clemson’s Department of Animal and Veterinary Sciences:

  • teaches students fundamental knowledge of physiology, biochemistry, nutrition, management and more
  • offers hands-on experiences with farm animal species through lab classes and experiential opportunities outside the classroom
  • promotes Research and outreach program innovations in animal agriculture to help meet the increasing demand for high quality animal products
Amber Stone works with RNA samples in a lab in the Poole Agricultural Center building



Clemson University student Lizz Sampson, a senior studying psychology with a minor in equine industry who is also an Air Force medic, works with Claire, one of several rehabilitated horses at the Wild Hearts Equine Therapy Center

Equine Center

The Clemson University Equine Center (CUEC) supports equine teaching, extension and research efforts synergistically. The CUEC provides a “real-world” experience for Animal and Veterinary Sciences students focusing on pre-veterinary and equine business courses, as well as co-curricular activities for various clubs and organizations such as the Clemson Equestrian Team.

Visit the Equine Center Website

T. Ed Garrison Arena

The T. Ed Garrison Arena at Clemson University is recognized as one of the premier multi-purpose livestock facilities in the Southeast. The Garrison Arena is South Carolina’s only full-service public facility designed to promote the state’s billion-dollar livestock industry. Operated by the Cooperative Extension Service in the division of Public Service and Agriculture, the Garrison Arena provides opportunities for shows, sales, exhibits and educational programs benefitting those in agriculture and agribusiness, as well as the youth of South Carolina.

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T. Ed Garrison Arena
Matt Hersom Piedmont Rec director standing with cows

Piedmont Research and Education Center

The Piedmont Research and Education Center consists of all of the research farms located on and around Clemson University's main campus, including LaMaster Dairy Cattle Center, Morgan Poultry Center, Musser Fruit Research Center, Simpson Beef Cattle Farm, Sheep Farm, Aquaculture Center, Organic Research Center, and the Starkey Swine Center.

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    Department of Animal and Veterinary Sciences
    Department of Animal and Veterinary Sciences | 129 Poole Agricultural Center Clemson, SC 29634