The Department of Animal and Avian Sciences was formed in 1997 through the merger of the Animal Science, Dairy Science and Poultry Science Departments. Animal science is the study of domesticated animals used for food, biomedical research and leisure. Our department fulfills a tripartite mission of research, teaching, and extension. Departmental research programs are focused in four areas:
Tricia Rowlison, grad student of Dr. Mary Ann Ottinger and Dr. Pierre Comizzoli, has been awarded the Pat Concannon Award at the 8th International Symposium on Canine and Feline Reproduction in France.
ANSC alum Caroline Speiker published an article in The Equiery where she discussed UM’s Equine Breeding Program.
Committed to offering exemplary teaching programs.
Conducting internationally renowned research.
Coordinating outstanding extension/outreach efforts.
Engaging individuals, groups, and communities to improve quality of life in Maryland and beyond.