Animal Science Department

College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences

Julie Yuhas-Volk

Faculty and Staff

Julie Yuhas-Volk

Julie Yuhas-Volk

Office:  Bldg 32, Rm 140

Phone:  (805) 756-5469


Julie Yuhas-Volk is the supervisor of the Cal Poly Equine Center and an equine lecturer. Along with her team of student employees, she manages and cares for more than 100 head of horses at Cal Poly.

Having worked with horses for over 35 years, Yuhas-Volk came to Cal Poly with a unique combination of experience in many aspects of the equine industry: training and showing performance horses; herd and foaling management; and equine veterinary medicine.

Yuhas-Volk earned a bachelor's degree in animal science with a production and management emphasis and a minor in agricultural business from Fresno State. She is a Registered Veterinary Technician, licensed by the California Veterinary Medical Board. 

Yuhas-Volk is very passionate about teaching the next generation of equine professionals and strives to create a positive, enjoyable and safe Learn by Doing environment for both students and horses to thrive. While most of her time is spent managing the Equine Center, she also teaches several enterprise classes including Mare Care, the Quarter Horses Yearling Sales Preparation Enterprise, and the Foaling Enterprise.

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