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Jennifer Zoller

Zoller, Jennifer
Jennifer Zoller
Assistant Professor, Extension Horse Specialist
241 Kleberg
Undergraduate Education
B.S. in Agricultural Development, Texas A&M University
Graduate Education
M.S. in Animal Science, Texas A&M University
Ph.D. in Animal Science, Texas A&M University

Dr. Jennifer Zoller is an Assistant Professor and Extension Horse Specialist for Texas A&M AgriLife Extension stationed in College Station.  She provides statewide leadership for planning, implementing, conducting and evaluating Extension education programs in equine sciences for both adult and youth audiences. She also assists County Extension Agents and Program Area Committee members to effectively meet the needs of stakeholders and clientele.  As an Extension horse specialist Zoller gives leadership to several programs including the State 4-H Horse Show, Texas Horse Help mobile application, and various horse judging competitions across the state.

Zoller is a member of the equine section in the Department of Animal Science. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Development in 2005 and a master’s degree in Animal Science with an emphasis in equine reproduction in 2009 from Texas A&M University.  Following completion of her master’s degree she spent several years in Billings Montana serving as a leader of the Transition Skills Program at Yellowstone Boys and Girls Ranch, a residential treatment facility for at risk youth.  In this role she was responsible for managing the equine program and developing a 4-H club designed to teach life skills to youth at the ranch.  In 2012 she returned to Texas A&M University to pursue a career in Extension and she received her doctorate in Animal Science with an emphasis on equine nutrition and exercise physiology in 2016.

Zoller is a past member and coach of the Texas A&M University Horse Judging Team.  She is a current member of the American Quarter Horse Association, American Paint Horse Association, Certified Horsemanship Association, Equine Science Society, American Society of Animal Science, and has received accreditation as a Professional Animal Scientist.  Her research interests include energy balance and manipulating body condition of the exercising horse to maximize nutrition programs, and the health benefits of equine activities.