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.

Departmental News & Announcements

CONGRATULATIONS!!! to the Clemson University Dairy Science Club who successfully participated in the 13th Annual Southern Regional Dairy Challenge held in Knoxville, TN in November 2018. Magdalena Aguirre, Allie Haynie, Kameron Lavisky, Sydney Simmons, Dorothy Smith, Emma Rovitz and Kendall Richey did an exceptional job in the contest. Emma was part of the team who won 2nd place in their division competition. 

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

Publication: A recent article published by Callie Burnett, MS (May 2016). The article is a general overview of fescue toxicosis and its effects, aimed at informing FFA students, young farmers, and farmers that may just be starting out, who often use AGDAILY.COM as a source for agriculture news. https://www.agdaily.com/livestock/fescue-toxicosis-impacts-implications/

CONGRATULATIONS!!! to Dr. Kristine Vernon for her recognition in Clemson's Newsstand article "Meet a Tiger: Kristine Vernon".

CONGRATULATIONS!!! to Dr. Gustavo Lascano who received the National Scholars Program Award of Distinction. Our outstanding AVS National Scholar graduating senior, Ansley Sackett, presented the Award to her mentor. Each spring semester the National Scholars Program at Clemson University chooses faculty and staff to honor with this award. This recognition goes to individuals for their tireless commitment to the intellectual, professional and personal development of each graduating class of scholars.

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/

CONGRATULATIONS!!! to the Clemson University Dairy Science Club for placing at the Clemson Spring Dairy Show in April, 2018.

Jersey Winter Calf- 7th

Jersey Winter Yearling- 6th

Jersey Fall Yearling- 8th

Jersey 2 Year Old Cow- 6th

Brown Swiss Spring Yearling- 4th

Holstein Winter Calf- 4th

Holstein Fall Calf- 4th

Holstein Summer Yearling- 4th

Holstein Spring Yearling- 4th

Holstein Winter Yearling- 5th

Holstein Fall Yearling- 5th

Holstein Three Year Old Cow- 1st 

Holstein Four Year Old Cow- 4th

Guernsey Fall Yearling- 1st

Congratulations!! to Amanda Poole for a tenth place placing in a very competitive showmanship class.

Congratulations!! to Kalie Hopkins on receiving the 2018 T. Ed Garrison/ Coca-Cola Dairy Scholarship!

Check out the AVS Newsletter, AVS Corner.

AVS Watermark

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 (Room requests must be submitted at least 24 hours in advance of the reservation.)

Histology Core Facility

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