Animal Sciences

The Department of Animal Sciences is part of the College of Agriculture, and we desire to be the "place to go" for the citizens of Indiana and beyond for knowledge in animal sciences. We are comprised of ~700 undergraduate students, ~60 graduate students, ~30 professors, and ~20 staff members. We are very excited to be in our new facilities: the Hobart and Russell Creighton Hall of Animal Sciences and the Land O'Lakes, Inc. Center for Experiential Learning with the adjacent Purina Pavilion, which houses our whole department under one roof for the first time ever. We invite you to come visit! Explore our site and learn more about who we are and what we do.




Animal Sciences
270 S Russell Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907

For vet questions, please contact the College of Veterinary Medicine's Vet Teaching Hospital. Call 765-494-1107 for small animals, 765-494-8548 for large animals, or 765-496-7911 for animal emergencies.



Torey Fischer's recognition slide
Purdue Animal Sciences Highlights Graduate Students

Each week, we will highlight graduate students and faculty members! This week, we are highlighting Torey Fischer. She is a graduate student studying poultry behavior and welfare with a focus in extension and education. Torey is graduating in...


Fresh cuts of beef line the racks at the Boilermaker Butcher Block.
Beefing over prices: How brisket went from the cheapest to most coveted cut

A king among barbecue platters, the brisket is a finicky cut of meat packed with fat and tissue....

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Picture of Creighton Hall.
Purdue Animal Sciences hosts its annual graduate student awards ceremony

Graduate students in the Animal Sciences Department were honored with the LOUJA Graduate Travel...

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From left to right: Dr. John Blanton, Dept. Head; Dr. Brian Bowker, Mid-Career; Dr. Jolena Waddell, Early Career; and Mr. Gerald “Jerry” Nickel, Lifetime
Purdue Animal Sciences Department honors its 2023 Distinguished Alumni

The Purdue Animal Sciences Department awarded Dr. Jolena Waddell, Dr. Brian Bowker, and Gerald...

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Piglets wander around their enclosure at ASREC.
National Pork Producers Council awards scholarships to two Purdue students

The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) awards 10 college students pursuing careers in the...

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Poultry manager Jason Fields kneels down to pet and feed Peanut Butter and Jelly, the 2021 presidentially pardoned turkeys.
One year later: checking in with Purdue's presidentially pardoned turkeys

Slow and steady across their tree-shaded run, Peanut Butter and Jelly walk almost in unison as if...

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Students in Animal Science work with poultry.
Full ride scholarship allows Animal Sciences students to REACH for their dreams

To meet the demand for animal science graduates within Indiana’s poultry industry,...

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