Advising Center

Advising Center


The Undergraduate Advising Team is here to assist you with academic advising for the three majors housed in the department:

The Animal Science Advising Center employs three Student Academic Advisors. Our advisors can help you with scheduling, major requirements, degree certification, CRNs, internships, academic difficulty, petitions, grades, transfer credit, and more.

We also have four Peer Advisors, and one Office Assistant in the Animal Science Advising Center. Each Peer Advisor can help you with general major advising and scheduling. The Peer Advisors are available through appointments made in the Advising Center.

If you are a current UC Davis student or an alumnus of the program, appointments may be made through The Appointment System.  If you are not a UC Davis student,  you may call us at (530) 754-7915 or email us at to inquire about appointment availability. Don't have time for an appointment? Don't worry; many questions can be answered via email or on a phone call.  You can also follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

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Health Professions Advising

You can be any major and go to Veterinary School, Medical School, Dental School, etc., as long as you complete the appropriate requirements for the specific programs and schools you intend on applying to. Meet with an adviser in Health Professions Advising for more advice on different professional school options, and for help in achieving your Pre-Health goals!

Contact: Health Professions Advising, 1011 Sciences Laboratory Building, , 530-754-9256

Are You a Newly  Admitted Student?

Congratulations on your offer of admission to UC Davis, and welcome to The Department of Animal Science.  If you have questions regarding any of our three majors: Agricultural and Environmental Education, Animal Science or Animal Science and Management, please send us an email at  We look forwarding to working with you in the future.

Undergraduate Advising Center Team

Peer Advisors

Kiara Cuevas, Peer AdvisorKiara Cuevas, Peer Advisor
Phone: (530) 754-7915, Fax: (530) 754-4359
Office: 1202 Meyer Hall

Kiara is a fifth year Agricultural and Environmental Education major focusing on Animal Science. She is originally from Lawndale, a small beach city in the LA area. On campus, she is involved with the Aggie Ambassadors, the outreach and leadership club for the CA&ES, as is a sister of Sigma Alpha, a professional agriculture interest sorority. Kiara is interested in pursuing a career that allows her to combine her love for working with animals and teaching. In her free time, she likes to watch Netflix, bake, and walk dogs.



Isabelle Gilmartin, Peer AdvisorJamie Pedroza, Peer Advisor
Phone: (530) 754-7915, Fax: (530) 754-4359
Office: 1202 Meyer Hall

Jamie is a fourth year Animal Science major with a specialization in Animal Behavior and pursuing a minor in Education. She is originally from Los Angeles, California. After she graduates from UC Davis, she plans to pursue a Masters in Education along with a teaching credential. Jamie is also currently part of the leadership team at UC Davis’ newest dining location, Latitude. In her free time, Jamie likes to watch movies and FaceTime her family. This is Jamie’s first year as a peer advisor and she is excited to help her fellow Aggies.


Joshua Liu, Peer AdvisorJoshua Liu, Peer Advisor
Phone: (530) 754-7915, Fax: (530) 754-4359
Office: 1202 Meyer Hall

Josh is a fourth year Animal Science major with a specialization in Animal Behavior. He is originally from Fremont, California. After he graduates from UC Davis, he hopes to attend veterinary school under a dual degree program. He is currently participating in the ANS 194H program under faculty mentor Dr. Kristina Horback. In the past, he has worked as a tutor for the AATC and served as the head undergraduate learning assistant for the CHE 2 series. In his free time he enjoys hiking, rock climbing, and spending time with Tanya, his rescue dog from Taiwan. He loves to help students discover and achieve their goals, so if you have any questions, feel free to ask!


Kelsee Tran, Peer AdvisorKelsee Tran, Peer Advisor
Phone: (530) 754-7915, Fax: (530) 754-4359
Office: 1202 Meyer Hall

Kelsee is a third year Animal Science major with a specialization in Animal Behavior.  She hopes to attend veterinary school and eventually become a public health veterinarian. She has been involved in research with the Animal Science Department and is a current intern at Crees Brothers Farm in Davis. She is also a volunteer with the Knights Landing One Health Clinic and the Mercer Vet Clinic. If you have any questions, feel free to ask!


Animal Science Advising Center Staff

The Animal Science Advising Center employs two Student Academic Advisors. All of our advisers can help you with scheduling, major requirements, degree certification, Course Registration Numbers, internships, academic difficulty, petitions, grades, transfer credit, and more. The staff advisors are available by appointments scheduled through the front desk in 1202 Meyer Hall, (530) 754-7915,


Grace Dell'Olio - Administrative AssistantGrace Dell'Olio
Phone: (530) 754-7915, Fax: (530) 754-4359
Office: 1202 Meyer Hall

Grace graduated in 2011 from UC Davis with a BS in Animal Science with a specialization in Livestock & Dairy.  She then worked for several UC Davis departments, including five years at the UC Davis Medical Center at the Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Science.  She has now returned to Animal Science to continue helping students.  Her hobbies include playing Dungeons & Dragons (as well as other tabletop role playing games) and continuing to learn as much as possible about cattle.

Katherine Livingston - Student Academic AdvisorKatherine Livingston 
Phone: (530) 754-6024, Fax: (530) 754-4359
Office: 1202D Meyer Hall

Katherine graduated from The University of Arizona in 2011 with a B.A. in Anthropology. Katherine moved to Davis, California in the summer of 2015, from New Jersey, where she worked with college students majoring in Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics fields. She has a particular interest in student retention, and also enjoys all aspects of student event planning. Katherine loves to spend her spare time hanging out with her family, reading Harry Potter, going to The Davis Farmer's Market and cooking tasty food.

Emma Martinez, Staff AdvisorEmma Martinez - Student Academic Advisor
Phone: (530) 752-6118, Fax: (530) 754-4359
Office: 1202C Meyer Hall

Emma earned her Bachelor of Science Degree with a Disciplinary Focus in Animal Behavior at UC Davis in 2012. While she was a student, Emma was a peer adviser and a front office assistant for the Animal Science Advising Center. Her areas of interest include scholarship development, peer adviser training, and other topics. She was a sister of the Sigma Alpha sorority- a professional sorority focused on promoting women in all facets of agriculture. She is now an adviser and alumni executive member for the Lambda Chapter at UC Davis. Emma is heavily involved in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences FFA Field Day for the last 6 years as the tabulations coordinator. Her personal interests include reading, knitting, playing with her cats, and dairy production in the U.S.

Caitlin Wehrley - Student Academic AdvisorCaitlin Berchiolli, Student Academic Advisor 
Phone: (530) 754-1878, Fax: (530) 754-4359
Office: 1202B Meyer Hall

Caitlin graduated in 2018 from UC Davis after earning a B.A. in Anthropology. Prior to attending UC Davis, Caitlin worked in the veterinary field for seven years in the San Diego area where she is originally from. As a student at UC Davis, Caitlin served as a peer advisor in the Department of Anthropology and Sociology, where she discovered her interest and passion for supporting students along their academic journeys. Her areas of interest in advising include supporting first generation and transfer students – both of which she is proud to call herself. Outside of work, Caitlin enjoys all things pop culture and likes to spend her time reading and also watching TV shows and movies. She also enjoys visiting zoos and museums, spending time with her husband, and hanging out with her dog and cat.

Lisa Nash HolmesLisa Nash Holmes - Advising Center Supervisor and Staff Research Associate
Phone: (530) 752-6022, Fax: (530) 754-4359
Office: 1202A Meyer Hall

Faculty Advisors

Faculty Advisors are professors; they provide in-depth information on particular areas of study and serve as a contact point between the student and the faculty. They assist students in selecting specializations and have full authority regarding courses taken to fulfill the student's specialization. In addition, they are responsible for completing degree checks for graduating students and determining degree certification for the major.

  • Faculty advisors also discuss research possibilities for students with other faculty, career opportunities, and in general, act as a mentor for the student.
  • Every student in the AEE, ANS and ANM majors is assigned to their own Faculty Advisor.
  • Students are assigned to faculty advisors based on their specialization, interests, and the current workload of the faculty advisor. The selection of faculty advisers is done by the Master Advisor and the Staff Advisors.
  • Faculty Advisors handle their own scheduling; you must contact him/her directly to make an appointment.

AEE students: Your Faculty Advisors are:

ANS and ANM students: Find your Faculty Advisor

NOTE: This ANS/ANM Faculty Advisor system is not compatible on the Safari or Google Chrome web browsers. To find your Faculty Advisor, email with your name and major included.

    Learn more about the Department of Animal Science Faculty.