Department of Animal Science

Department of Animal Science

Location

Location

  • Macdonald Stewart Building, Room MS1-084
  • Telephone: 514-398-7890
  • Fax: 514-398-8732
  • Email: animal.science [at] mcgill.ca
  • Website: www.mcgill.ca/animal

About the Department of Animal Science

About the Department of Animal Science

There are excellent programs available for those students interested in the study of animal science at the undergraduate level. Whether students are interested in the improvement of livestock production from the point of view of nutrition, breeding, reproduction, and welfare; the study of animals in a health context; or even the advancement of biotechnological processes in laboratory research and animal models to better understand human health and disease, there is a specialization that will appeal to those needs.

The Department of Animal Science plays a crucial role in the offering of four important specializations:

  • Animal Biology
  • Animal Health and Disease
  • Animal Production
  • International Agriculture

Each of these specializations must be taken within the context of a major, depending on the orientation of a student towards animal production management, animal biotechnology, further studies in animal health, international studies, and/or graduate studies.

A student with an interest in animals, who wishes to become a professional agrologist (a member of the Ordre des agronomes du Québec), should register in the Agro-Environmental Sciences Major and take the specialization in Animal Production (as well as the obligatory specialization in Professional Agrology).

Programs, Courses and University Regulations—2018-2019 (last updated Aug. 16, 2018) (disclaimer)

Animal Science Faculty

Animal Science Faculty

Chair
Raj Duggavathi; B.V.Sc., M.V.Sc.(Bangalore), Ph.D.(Sask.)
Emeritus Professors
Roger B. Buckland; B.Sc.(Agr.), M.Sc.(McG.), Ph.D.(Md.)
Eduardo R. Chavez; Ing.Agr.(Chile), M.Sc., Ph.D.(Calif., Davis)
Eugene Donefer; B.Sc., M.Sc.(Cornell), Ph.D.(McG.)
Bruce R. Downey; D.V.M.(Tor.), Ph.D.(McG.)
Urs Kühnlein; B.Sc.(Fed. Inst. of Tech., Zurich), Ph.D.(Geneva)
Sherman Touchburn; M.S.A.(Br. Col.), Ph.D.(Ohio St.)
Professors
J. Flannan Hayes; B.Agr.Sc., M.Agr.Sc.(Dublin), Ph.D.(N. Carolina St.)
Xin Zhao; B.Sc., M.Sc.(Nanjing), Ph.D.(Cornell) (James McGill Professor)
Associate Professors
Vilceu Bordignon; D.V.M.(URCAMP, Brazil), M.Sc.(UFPel, Brazil), Ph.D.(Montr.)
Roger I. Cue; B.Sc.(Newcastle, UK), Ph.D.(Edin.)
Sarah Kimmins; B.Sc.(Dal.), M.Sc.(Nova Scotia Ag.), Ph.D.(Dal.) (CRC Chair, Tier 2)
Humberto G. Monardes; Ing.Agr.(Concepcion, Chile), M.Sc., Ph.D.(McG.)
Arif F. Mustafa; B.Sc., M.Sc.(Khartoum), Ph.D.(Sask.)
Kevin M. Wade; B.Sc.(Agr.), M.Sc.(Agr.)(Dublin), Ph.D.(Cornell)
David Zadworny; B.Sc., Ph.D.(Guelph)
Assistant Professors
Sergio Burgos; B.Sc.(Flor.), M.Sc.(Calif., Davis), Ph.D.(Guelph)
Jennifer Ronholm; B.Sc.(Wat.), Ph.D.(Ott.) (joint appt. with Food Science and Agricultural Chemistry)
Elsa Vasseur; B.Sc., M.Sc.(ISA, Lille), M.Sc.(AgroParisTech), Ph.D.(Laval)
Jianguo (Jeff) Xia; B.M.(Peking Health Science), M.Sc., Ph.D.(Alta.) (joint appt. with Parasitology)
Adjunct Professors
Baurhoo Bushansingh, Eveline Ibeagha-Awemu, Pierre Lacasse, Daniel Lefebvre, Bruce Murphy, Débora Santschi
Affiliate Member
René Lacroix
Programs, Courses and University Regulations—2018-2019 (last updated Aug. 16, 2018) (disclaimer)
Faculty of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences—2018-2019 (last updated Aug. 16, 2018) (disclaimer)