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Department of Animal Sciences


Animal Units

Animal units at Columbus and Wooster, Ohio, are essential to accomplish the mission of the Department of Animal Sciences in teaching, research, and outreach education. 

In Columbus, animal units are located either at

  • Waterman complex on Lane Avenue, about one mile from campus
  • Dublin, OH, off Sawmill Road near Don Scott Field / Ohio State University Airport, about nine miles from campus.

In Wooster, animal units are located within five miles of the Wooster campus. These research centers are used primarily for research activities of faculty members, graduate students, and undergraduate students.

Beef Cattle: Columbus Wooster
Dairy: Columbus Wooster
Horses: Columbus  
Poultry: Columbus Wooster
Sheep:   Wooster
Swine: Columbus  













Various courses bring animals to the main campus for instructional models or transport students to the animal units for hands-on experiences. In addition, the units serve research needs of faculty members and graduate and undergraduate students. Other colleges at The Ohio State University also arrange animal experiences necessary for their instructional and research needs. Tours and outreach activities are available at most facilities but must be pre-arranged with unit managers. The Waterman Dairy has an active tour program that caters to children as well as to adult groups.

For a list of contact personnel associated with the columbus, wooster, or statewide animal operations, click on the document attached here. CFAES Animal Operations Contact List PDF file

Columbus area (left) and Wooster area (right) maps:

Columbus Area Map