Kari K. Turner Associate Professor Animal & Dairy Science
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Academic Profile


Dr. Kari Turner received her undergraduate degree in Animal Science from the University of Florida, and then went on to Virginia Tech for her Master of Science with an emphasis in equine exercise physiology and nutrition. She completed her doctorate at Michigan State University, specializing in animal nutrition. Following completion of her doctorate, she accepted a position in the Department of Animal and Dairy Science at UGA. Dr. Turner is currently an Associate Professor and instructs 3-5 courses per semester focusing on a wide variety of topics, including equine exercise physiology and companion animal care. She is a Co-Director for the CAES Japan and Spain study abroad programs. Dr. Turner is also one of the Equine Extension Specialists and provides support to youth programs such as the 4-H State Hippology Contest and the State 4-H Horse Show. In her spare time pre-kids, Dr. Turner actively competed in National Reining Horse Association shows. Currently she and her family run a herd of registered Angus alongside their horses, and she can be found supporting her kids from the sidelines while they show cattle and horses, and play a variety of sports.

B.S., University of Florida
M.S., Virginia Tech
Ph.D., Michigan State University

Courses Taught

ADSC 2300 Companion Animal Care (3 cr., Fall and Spring)
ADSC 2810 Survey of Veterinary Medicine Professions (3 cr., Fall)
ADSC 3630&3630L Horse Production and Management (3 cr., Spring)
ADSC 3670 Companion Animal Biology and Management (3 cr., Fall)
ADSC 3830 Equine Science Seminar (1 cr., Spring)
ADSC 3950 Food Production Systems in Asia (3 cr., Maymester)
ADSC 4430&4430L/6430&6430L Equine Exercise Physiology (3 cr., Fall)
AESC 3150 International Topics in Agriculture (2 cr., Maymester)
AESC 3160 Food Production Systems in Western Europe (3 cr., Maymester)
FYOS 1001 An Animal’s Purpose (Fall)
FYOS 1001 A Look Into Horse Racing (Spring)

Extension Interests

Extension focus is in the area of youth development through providing support to 4-H activities such as the State 4-H Hippology Contest and the 4-H State Horse Show.