The University of California School of Veterinary Medicine State Fair Livestock Nursery provides an opportunity for fairgoers to view live animal births and learn about veterinary medicine and animal care. The nursery has a trained crew of 25 veterinary and animal science students tending to the cows, pigs, and goats around the clock. Students receive supervision from veterinary faculty and veterinary technicians. Up to eight crew members at a time rotate tasks of animal care, milking, butter-making and animal examinations. Fairgoers have the opportunity to milk a cow and goat.
Broaden the diversity of the veterinary medicine community at UC Davis and beyond.
The veterinary profession provides broad and diverse career opportunities for individuals from all walks of life. It is our goal to broaden the diversity of our faculty, staff and student community to represent the demographics of our society. We will work to communicate the value and relevance of veterinary medicine to underrepresented minority (URM) communities to increase URM student and staff interest levels in the profession. We will continue our outreach and student enrichment efforts at the high school and undergraduate levels to encourage more students to apply to veterinary medicine.