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Department of Animal Science

Welcome to the Animal Science Department!

We are excited about the good things happening in Animal Science! We apply land-grant principles of learning, discovery and engagement for the benefit of students, consumers and clientele associated with animal agriculture. In the past few years, our research productivity and relevance has been ranked 7th and 5th, respectively, in national comparisons of Departments of Animal Science. Our priority areas of research and corresponding expertise of faculty include:

  • Nutrition
  • Reproductive Biology
  • Livestock Production Systems
  • Meat Science and Food Technology

The Department

It is the mission of the Department of Animal Science to facilitate the long-term viability of animal agriculture by conducting focused, comprehensive and integrated research, teaching and extension programs that meet the declared and/or assessed needs of Wyoming citizens.

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The Students

Animal Science offers a combined curriculum with Veterinary Science. Therefore, students can major in Animal and Veterinary Science (ANVS) in one of eight options. In addition, we offer an emphasis area in Ag Education, a Plan A (thesis) and Plan B (non-Thesis) Masters, and a  Ph.D. graduate program in our priority areas of research.

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Faculty and Staff

Looking for a particular faculty, academic professional or staff member? Learn more about our partnership with Texas faculty.

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News & Events

UW Horse Show Series

June 2nd * July 22nd * September 8th 

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All proceeds help support the UW Horse Judging Team 

4-H Youth Horse Camp

2018 Horse Camp will be held June 15th - 17th on the Wyoming State Fairgrounds in Douglas, WY.  Registration is limited to 80 youth participants and is filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • Youth Registration is open until 6/8/2018 and fills up fast. 
  • Instructor applications are open until 5/25/2018
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Cowboy Youth Classic 2018

The 2018 Cowboy Youth Classic featuring beef, goat, hog and lamb fitting and showing clinics will be held June 8th and 9th at the Albany County Fairgrounds.

Registration for the 2018 Cowboy Youth Classic is now open. Click here to register.  All registration will be online this year. We will not be accepting early payments, all payment is expected at check-in (June 8th). If you need assistance with registration please Mary Louise at 307-721-2571 (office), 307-630-1705 (cell) or Registrations are due by June 1, 2018. 

Contact Us

Mailing Address:
University of Wyoming
Department of Animal Science
Dept. 3684
1000 E University Avenue
Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-2224
Fax: (307) 766-2355


Physical Address:
Animal Science Building
AS/MB 101

Shipping Address:
University of Wyoming
Dept. of Animal Science
16th & Gibbon
Laramie, WY 82071

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