The Veterinary and Animal Sciences Department at UMass Amherst now offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Veterinary Technology.
The BS-Vet Tech program is fully accredited with the AVMA and begins with two years at the University of Massachusetts Amherst campus learning in state-of-the-art classrooms, laboratories, and farms, followed by two years near Boston in the dedicated Veterinary Technology facility at the UMass Amherst-Mt. Ida campus in Newton, Massachusetts.
Students graduating from UMass Amherst’s BS-Vet Tech program will be prepared for a career as a veterinary technologist in veterinary medicine or biomedical research.
Application to UMass Amherst is through the Common App for non-binding Early Action and Regular Decision deadlines.
Veterinary Technology and Animal Science are open majors, which means that students accepted by UMass Amherst can choose to enter these majors. Entry to the Pre-Veterinary Science major requires a minimum 2.700 weighted GPA in ten UMass Amherst courses or their equivalents.