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Department of Animal Science

Department of Animal Science

Location

Location

  • Macdonald Stewart Building, Room MS1-084
  • Telephone: 514-398-7890
  • Fax: 514-398-7990
  • Email: animal.science [at] mcgill.ca
  • Website: mcgill.ca/animal

About the Department of Animal Science

About the Department of Animal Science

The Department of Animal Science has a number of programs for students who wish to study animal science at the undergraduate level. Whether they 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 their interests.

The Department of Animal Science plays a crucial role in offering 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, and will depend on the student's orientation towards animal production management, animal biotechnology, further studies in animal health, international studies, and/or graduate studies.

Any 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—2021-2022 (last updated Feb. 12, 2021) (disclaimer)

Animal Science Faculty

Animal Science Faculty

Chair
Raj Duggavathi
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.)
John F. Hayes; B.Sc., M.Sc.(Dublin), Ph.D.(N. Carolina St.)
Urs Kühnlein; B.Sc.(ETH Zurich), Ph.D.(Geneva)
Sherman Touchburn; M.S.A.(Br. Col.), Ph.D.(Ohio St.)
Professors
Xin Zhao; B.Sc., M.Sc.(NAU), 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.)
Raj Duggavathi; B.V.Sc., M.V.Sc.(B'lore), Ph.D.(Sask.)
Sarah Kimmins; B.Sc.(Dal.), M.Sc.(Nova Scotia Ag.), Ph.D.(Dal.) (CRC Chair, Tier 2)
Arif F. Mustafa; B.Sc., M.Sc.(UofK, Sudan), Ph.D.(Sask.)
Kevin M. Wade; B.Sc.(Agr.), M.Sc.(Agr.)(Dublin), Ph.D.(Cornell)
Jianguo (Jeff) Xia; B.M.(PKUHSC), M.Sc., Ph.D.(Alta.) (joint appt. with Parasitology) (Canada Research Chair in Bioinformatics and Big Data Analytics)
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) (William Dawson Scholar and Industrial Research Chair in the Sustainable Life of Dairy Cattle)
Adjunct Professors
Baurhoo Bushansingh, Pierre Lacasse, Daniel Lefebvre, Bruce Murphy, Débora Santschi
Affiliate Member
René Lacroix
Programs, Courses and University Regulations—2021-2022 (last updated Feb. 9, 2021) (disclaimer)
Faculty of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences—2021-2022 (last updated Feb. 12, 2021) (disclaimer)
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