At UMass Amherst, the pre-veterinary science program prepares students to become contributing members and leaders in the fields of veterinary and human health, animal biotechnology, and production agriculture.

This is a research focused program, where you will come to understand the basic processes that regulate animal and human health as well as fertility and productivity, and to apply this knowledge to benefit companion and food animals as well as people.

The primarily science-based curriculum offers many opportunities to gain experience with a variety of species including cows, sheep, goats, horses, poultry, and research lab animals. 

Students can enjoy hands-on learning at our two facilities where livestock are housed: the Hadley Farm Equine and Livestock Research and Education Center and the South Deerfield Complex. Students can also gain on-site experience at a local dairy farm or work in the laboratories of nationally and internationally recognized scientists studying immunology, reproduction and development, genetics, and toxicology.