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Animal and Veterinary Sciences


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“AVS will be the preeminent animal and science program in the Southeast recognized for the positive impact on society by our students, research and outreach.”

AVS Faculty & Staff


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


Educate students to think critically, communicate and apply scientific knowledge in the field of animal science

Engage a community of scholars to innovate and seek discoveries in the field of animal science

Translate and relay animal science information to society

AVS Guiding Principles:

We treat all people with dignity, show acceptance, cooperation, empathy, and promote respect for individuals and resources.

We adhere to, and endorse, accountability for the highest of standards concerning interpersonal interactions, respect all team members, promote enthusiastic participation, and open communication.

We promote personal and professional development and diversity of our students, staff, and faculty.

We strive for continuous improvement in our programs and success of our students.

We promote high levels of scholarship, achievement, mentorship, and integrity.

We promote collaborations among members of the department, CAFLS, CU, national and international communities.

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