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.

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Congratulations, Elizabeth Karcher!

Elizabeth Karcher, a professor of animal sciences, received the North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA) Teaching Award of Excellence at its annual conference. She was also voted president-elect of NACTA.



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