UC Davis California Animal Health And Food Safety Laboratory

About UC Davis California Animal Health And Food Safety Laboratory

CAHFS provides California's livestock and poultry industries, and veterinary practitioners who serve them, with a full range of diagnostic laboratory services for disease control, enhancement of health management, and protection from diseases common to animal and humans. In meeting this need, the CAHFS also serves as the backbone of California's disease warning system through its animal disease surveillance program. The system consists of four laboratories currently located in Davis, Turlock, Tulare and San Bernardino. Funding for this program is provided through a contract with the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) and through revenue generated from user fees. An additional program, the Equine Analytical Chemistry Laboratory, is funded through a contract with the California Horse Racing Board (CHRB) and horse wagering monies, and provides full-service drug testing and a pharmacology research and development program.


Student Necropsy Assistant

June 2019 Davis, CA
“This job has provided me with invaluable experience and knowledge about pathology through assisting veterinarians perform necropsies. This job has also provided me with a research opportunity for my senior honors thesis.”

Student Assisstant

October 2018 Davis, CA
“There are many lab sections that you can learn about (histology, pathology, biotechnology, pcr, etc.). The skills learned here are transferable whether you plan on going to vet school, grad school, etc. Everyone is incredibly open and friendly.”
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