Campus Field Trips
School of Veterinary Medicine and Teaching Hospital
The mission of the School of Veterinary Medicine is to serve the people of California by providing educational, research, clinical service and public service programs of the highest quality to advance the health and care of animals, the health of the environment, public health, and to contribute to the economy. To carry out this mission, we focus upon our students of our professional Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program, our graduate professional Master of Preventive Veterinary Medicine program, our graduate clinical residency program and our graduate academic MS and PhD programs. We focus on the health of all animals, including livestock, poultry, companion animals, captive and free-ranging wildlife, exotic animals, birds, aquatic mammals and fish, and animals used in biological and medical research. Our focus also includes related human health concerns. To further this mission, the school operates comprehensive teaching, research and clinical programs, and 28 research/service units. Our statewide mission includes diagnostic services, clinical referral services, continuing education programs and extension.
Agricultural Sustainability Institute: Student Farm and Children’s Garden
Our mission is to ensure access to healthy food and to promote the vitality of agriculture today and for future generations. We do this through integrative research, education, communication and early action on big, emerging issues.
- Student Farm: Since its inception in 1977, the Student Farm has served the UC Davis students and faculty, farmers, gardeners, school children and many others. Its unique program centers around three principles: 1) A focus on sustainable agriculture principles and practices; 2) An emphasis on in-field, experiential learning; 3) The encouragement of student initiative, creativity and exploration.
- Children's Garden: The Children and Youth Education program at the UC Davis Plant Science Teaching Center began more than 20 years ago as a small student-initiated project and since then has evolved into a flourishing environmental education resource popular with teachers and students. We serve elementary students and older youth through experiential field trips to our site, and we work with teachers, parent volunteers, and the general public through hands-on workshops and resource development.
Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food Science
UC Davis has a rich history of excellence in the wine and food sciences. For more than 125 years, the University of California has maintained active research and education programs in viticulture, enology and food science. The Robert Mondavi Institute allows the campus to move two departments -- Viticulture and Enology, and Food Science and Technology -- under one roof in a new, state-of-the-art facility. These departments, recognized as the best in the world in their respective areas of scholarship, will be linked with other disciplines investigating the role of healthy and safe foods in the quality of life.