Welcome, Vet & Animal Sciences Alums!

The Life Sciences Alumni Network invites you to connect with fellow alumni and life sciences professionals.

Become an Alumni Advisor! UMass Alumni Advisors program is a quick and easy online platform that facilitates one-to-one career conversations.

The annual Bay State Livestock Classic will be held on April 22, 2023. For additional Information, please contact mgennings [at] (Meg Gennings).

Dr. Anthony Borton, retired faculty member passed away on his 88th birthday, June 6, 2021. To make a donation to the Anthony Borton Equine Studies Scholarship in memory of Dr. Borton, please click here.

The Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences is proud to congratulate the Class of 2021!

Please enjoy our VASCI Class of 2020 Celebratory Video recognizing our Animal Science and Pre-Veterinary Science Majors.

The Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences is proud to congratulate the graduates of our new major, Veterinary Technology!

News from the Farms

Dairy Calf Management Class

Watch the video of VASCI students with Dr. Huyler and Dr. Duby at Devine Farm.

Courtney Babcock


Updates from Graduates

Graduate Seminar Series Fall 2023

The Animal Biotechnology and Biomedical Sciences (ABBS) Graduate Program announces the Fall 2023 Seminar series.

Rising Researcher Awarded to Isabella Boyack

Isabella Boyack '23, has been recognized as a UMass Amherst Rising Researcher for her work in Dr. Alicia Timme-Laragy's lab.

Science Day held on May 18, 2023

The Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences held its annual Science Day on May 18, 2023.

VASCI Raises Donation for Birds of Prey Rehabilitation Center

The VASCI Climate Advisory Committee challenged VASCI folks to a Coin War to raise funds for the Birds of Prey Rehabilitation Center. As a group, VASCI students, faculty members, staff, and post-doc.s raised just over $390 for the Birds of Prey Rehabilitation Center.  This is an outstanding total for a coin war!

Bay State Livestock Classic

The annual Bay State Livestock Classic was held Saturday, April 22 at the UMass Hadley Farm.

Baker Attends the 2nd Annual SeroNet Investigators Meeting in Bethesda, MD

Ryan Baker from the Osborne and Arcaro labs in the Veterinary & Animal Sciences Department and Ashley Eaton, the Institute for Applied Life Sciences Clinical Testing Center manager, attended the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and Serological Sciences Network (SeroNet) Investigators Meeting at the Frederick National Laboratory on the National Institute for Health campus in Bethesda, Maryland.