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

Class of 2020 Commencement to be Celebrated Sunday, November 7, 2021

The University of Massachusetts Amherst is excited to welcome back the Class of 2020 for a special Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony on Sunday, November 7, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. in the Mullins Center.

UMass Equine Program Homecoming Reception

The friends and alumni of the UMass equine program invite you to a Homecoming reception at the UMass Hadley Farm, which will include a tribute to Dr. Tony Borton (1933–2021).

Hong Fellowship Awarded to Darya Tourzani

The Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences Animal Biotechnology and Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program is pleased to announce that Darya Tourzani has been selected as the 2021 recipient of the Frances and Chou-Chu Hong, DVM, PhD Graduate Fellowship in Veterinary and Animal Sciences.

Kate Loonie Recognized as Rising Researcher

May 2021 - The Rising Researcher program celebrates undergraduate students who excel in research, scholarship, or creative activity. It is awarded in recognition of their demonstrated ingenuity and impact in their fields of study.

EweMass Wool Blankets Available for Purchase

The EweMass Wool Blankets are now available!  Woven in Massachusetts from wool produced in Massachusetts, the blankets contain at least 20 percent wool from sheep at the UMass Amherst Hadley Farm; the blankets also include wool from sheep belonging to alumni or families of alumni.

Sydney Hastain '18 presents at the Annual Conference of the American Society for Veterinary Clinical Pathology

Sydney Hastain (VASCI class of 2018) recently presented a cytology case of equine endometritis caused by Coccidioides posadasii hyphae at the Annual Conference of the American Society for Veterinary Clinical Pathology (ASVCP).