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.

  • Engaging Stakeholders: Translate and relay animal and veterinary sciences information to society.

Students studying under Dr. Heather Dunn discuss their research on breast cancer using pigs:

  • AVS Announcements

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!! to AVS senior Shelby Smith, and her research team. They are working, by using swine, to determine the cause of the most aggressive form of breast cancer. Read the full article here.

    CONGRATULATIONS!!! to Jessica Britt for being named the CAFLS Outstanding Graduate Research Assistant (1st Place) and Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant (2nd Place). Pictured with Jessica below are her graduate advisor, Dr. Susan Duckett and AVS Dept. Chair, Dr. Kristine Vernon.

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    CONGRATULATIONS!!! AVS faculty select outstanding seniors to represent each of our three concentrations annually.  Award winners were recognized at this year’s CAFLS awards banquet on April 12th.  Each college recognizes one award winner for the Blue Key award for scholarship and leadership, and this year’s college recipient was AVS junior, Molly Goldberg.  The AVS department is very proud of these award recipients and looks forward to following their bright futures.

    Outstanding AVS Seniors and CAFLS Blue Key Winner

    Winners listed from L to R:

    Kristine Vernon, AVS Chair

    Nathaniel Hinton – Outstanding ANAG

    Chandler Abrams – Outstanding PREV

    Ashley McVicker – Outstanding ANAG

    Peyton Svagerko – Outstanding EQUI

    Kensey Jones – Outstanding PREV

    Molly Goldberg – Blue Key awardee for CAFLS

    Amy Kowalski – Outstanding EQUI

    CONGRATULATIONS!!! The Clemson University Dairy Science Club successfully participated at the 2019 North American Intercollegiate Dairy Challenge held in Tifton, GA in March 2019. This year’s contest participants included 36 universities (240 students in total) from 29 different states and Canadian provinces. Sydney Simmons, Dorothy Smith, Benjamin Chamberlain and Amanda Poole did an exceptional job in the contest. 

    Special mention to co-coach Dana McCurdy for helping coordinate all of the team activities and for her assistance before and during the competition.

    CONGRATULATIONS!!! to the Clemson University Dairy Science Club who had a great performance in several activities at the regional ADSA (American Dairy Science Association) conference hosted by North Carolina State University in Late February 2019./p>

    Dairy Production presentation: Sara Jean Wint 1st Place

    Outstanding Chapter: CU Dairy Science Club 3rd Place

    Dairy Quizbowl: Semifinals (Sydney Simmons, Gayle Cunningham, Haley Swett and Kendall Richey)

    Regional Officer: Haley Swett, Secretary Treasurer

    Participated successfully in Dairy Foods Presentation, Annual Report, Club website and Club Scrapbook.

    The Clemson Dairy Science Club will be hosting the Southern Regional ADSA (American Dairy Science Association) Conference next Spring 2020

    Please congratulate this group of outstanding students when you see them!

    ADSA Advisor: Dr. Gustavo Lascano, Graduate Student Advisor: Dana McCurdy

    Clemson students study swine: in search of answers to breast cancer in a Bioinformatics for Cancer Genomics Creative Inquiry project. Read the article here.

    Student Affairs Talk: Spotlight on Senior AVS Student Jacob Crotts. Read the article here.

  • Newsletter

    AVS Watermark

    The AVS Corner is a student-driven newsletter published twice yearly to showcase the activities of students, faculty, staff and alumni of the Department of Animal and Veterinary Sciences at Clemson University. Our aim is to reach and reconnect with all those who are a part of our community. The first edition of the AVS Corner was published in May 2014 and it continues to be published semiannually. Check out the AVS Newsletter, AVS Corner.
  • Room & Equipment Use

    AVS Department Room & Equipment Use (Room requests must be submitted at least 24 hours in advance of the reservation.)

  • Histology Core Facility

The NPIP/Biosecurity Workshop will be held Saturday, June 29th, 2019 from 8am-5pm at Clemson's PEC Building. The deadline to register is Monday, June 24th. Registration Form,  Study Guide, Directions/Agenda/Hotels

The National Scholars Program is Clemson’s most selective academic merit program.National Scholars receive a four-year merit scholarship that covers tuition and fees; an allowance for room and board; and a summer group study-abroad experience after freshman year; as well as a range of intellectual enrichment opportunities and dedicated mentoring.

More information about the National Scholar Program can be found at https://www.clemson.edu/academics/programs/national-scholars/

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.