News & Announcements Archive

Science Day held on May 18, 2023

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

Finnish Landrace Sheep added to UMass Hadley Farm

The Finnish Landrace or Finnsheep breed has been introduced into the UMass Hadley Farm flock.

VASCI Undergraduate Students present at NESDB 23

Students from our undergraduate Fundamental Vertebrate Embryology course attended the annual New England Society for Developmental Biology conference held at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Massachusetts in April and presented their research on two posters.

Jordan Messier Selected for Scanlon Award

The Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences is proud to congratulate Jordan Messier as a 2023 recipient of the Gerald F. Scanlon Student Employee of the Year Award!

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.

Leah Driscoll qualifies for the National Championship Horse Show

Leah Driscoll, B.S. Pre-Veterinary Science ‘23, and a member of the Hunt Seat Equestrian Team, qualified for the National Championship Horse Show to be held the first weekend in May in Lexington, Kentucky.

Annual Bay State Livestock Classic

The annual Bay State Livestock Classic will be held on Saturday, April 22, 2023.

Boston Marathon Runner to benefit the Community Veterinary Clinic at the UMass Amherst Mount Ida Campus

Brian Smith, a Physical Therapist, Orthopedic Clinical Specialist, and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist is taking part in the 127th Boston Marathon to raise money for the UMass Amherst Foundation to benefit the Community Veterinary Clinic at the UMass Amherst Mount Ida campus.

2023 Winter Traveling Dairy Tour

Each winter, students from New England universities spend a week immersed in the dairy industry touring farm operations.

Coin War to Benefit Ricardi Raptor Rehab

The VASCI Climate Advisory Committee is challenging all VASCI students, faculty and staff members to a friendly COIN WAR to benefit the Birds of Prey Rehabilitation Center run by Tom Ricardi in Conway, Massachusetts.