News & Announcements Archive

UMass Amherst research team awarded $2.44 million grant renewal from NIH

John Clark, professor of environmental toxicology in Veterinary and Animal Sciences (VASCI), is a part of a University of Massachusetts Amherst research team that has received a $2.44 million, five-year grant renewal from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to continue their research into how embryonic exposure to certain common pollutants may put people at risk for diabetes and other metabolic health conditions later in life.

Janice Telfer awarded National Institute of Food and Agriculture Grant

The  USDA- National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) grant of $642,000 will enable Janice Telfer, professor in the Department of Veterinary & Animal Sciences, College of Natural Sciences to advance knowledge in universal vaccine design strategies.

Spring 2022 Dean's List

The Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences is pleased to congratulate our Dean's List students.

UMass students participated in the Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association National Championship

UMass students participated in the Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association National Championship held May 5-8, 2022 at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex & Expo Center in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. After qualifying with wins at both the Regional and Zone Finals, Allie Pugliese ‘23, Kinesiology major, finished 5th in the country in her jumping class - Limit Fences. Biomedical Engineering major, Jessica Terray ‘22  placed 6th in Ranch Riding and Abigail Antes ‘22, Operations & Information Management major was one of 19 in the country to qualify and compete as our Regional High Point Rider.

Annual Spring Poultry Show

The Poultry Management Class held their annual Spring Show on April 26, 2022.

VASCI Students offered Early Acceptance to Tufts

May 2022 The Veterinary and Animal Sciences Department is proud to announce that Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University has offered early acceptance to four Veterinary and Animal Sciences Department sophomore students: Rachael Battey, Morgan Rollins, Laura Snow, and Paige Szipszky.

Students Receive Graduate School Dissertation Research Grants

Pamelia Lim (MCB PhD - Rothchild lab) and Sue (Xiaosu) Miao (ABBS PhD - Cui lab) have recently been awarded Graduate School Dissertation Research Grants.

VASCI Students Provide Veterinary Care to a Herd of Feral Horses

In the Spring 2022 semester a group of animal science students traveled to Chincoteague, Virginia with Dr. Nuno Carreiro and helped provide veterinary care to a feral herd of horses.

Carlos Gradil receives $25,000 Technology Development Fund Award

University of Massachusetts President Marty Meehan announced that ten UMass system faculty research projects will each receive up to $25,000 from the Technology Development Fund, which helps to commercialize scientific breakthroughs throughout the five-campus University of Massachusetts system.

Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences 2022 Scholarship Awards

May 2022 The Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences is pleased to announce the 2022 Scholarship Awards.

VASCI Research Retreat

On May 26th, the VASCI department convened at the Terrrazza Country Club in Greenfield, MA for a bi-annual research retreat.

Veterinary Technology Program awards Eleven Scholarships

The Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences is pleased to announce the 2022 UMass Veterinary Technology Scholarship Fund Award Recipients.