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Welcome to Veterinary & Animal Sciences at UMass Amherst where we prepare students to become contributing members and leaders in the fields of veterinary and human health, animal biotechnology, and production agriculture.

View our video to learn about the Veterinary and Animal Sciences Department at UMass!

Our undergraduate curriculum is designed to develop scientific awareness of cell and molecular biology, critical and ethical thinking, and skills in laboratory and animal management and communication. Our graduate curriculum and research programs help talented and focused students achieve creative excellence, technical mastery, intellectual independence, and recognition within the field of molecular and cellular biology as it is applied to immunology, infectious disease, developmental biology, reproductive biology, and toxicology. Our research mission is to understand the basic processes that regulate animal and human health, fertility and productivity, and to apply this knowledge to benefit companion and food animals as well as people.

Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences
Information Sessions & Tours of VASCI Facilities

The Veterinary and Animal Sciences Department will be offering an Information Session and Facilities Tour on Fridays October 4, November 1, December 6. Reservations are required as seating is limited, please contact us at VASCI [at] umass [dot] edu or 413-545-0666 to register to participate. The Information Session and Facilities Tour last approximately two hours and will include our laboratory facilities and the Hadley Farm Equine and Livestock Research and Education Center. 

Campus tours are available through the Undergraduate Admissions office.

The University of Massachusetts Amherst has climbed into the Top 25 of the nation’s premier public universities, coming in at No. 24 among the approximately 130 public institutions ranked in the Best Colleges 2020 guide published by U.S. News & World Report.
Watch “At UMass Amherst We Stand”

Hadley Farm Shuttle Bus Schedule

Sierra Magazine Ranks UMass Amherst No.7 among North America’s ‘Cool Schools’

UMass again ranks high in U.S. News & World Report

Campus maps and directions.

Students interested in transferring to the Animal Science or Pre-veterinary Science major should carefully read Changing Your Major to Animal Science or Pre-Veterinary Science


To learn more about the Veterinary and Animal Sciences Department’s Undergraduate program, please access our Frequently Asked Questions.

Veterinary and Animal Sciences Snapshot/Department at a Glance

Pre-Veterinary Medicine Summer Pre-College at UMass Amherst - July 21 - August 2, 2019

 

News & Announcements

Integrated Sciences Building UMass AmherstVASCI Seeks tenure-track Assistant Professor of Immunology

The Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst invites applications to fill a tenure-track Assistant Professor position with the goal of preventing the establishment of disease, developing treatments for existing diseases or creating conditions that improve human and animal health.   Read more »

New - UMass 360 Virtual Tour

  Check out UMass Amherst like you’ve never seen it before—in a 360° virtual tour! Learn about historic spots around campus, and explore the new facilities. (All captured by Ben Leonberg ‘10.)   Read more »

UMass Ranks #24!!!!

The University of Massachusetts Amherst has climbed into the Top 25 of the nation’s premier public universities, coming in at No. 24 among the approximately 130 public institutions ranked in the Best Colleges 2020 guide published by U.S. News & World Report.   Read more »

REGULATION OF NOTCH LIGAND EXPRESSION ON CD4 T CELLS

Ankita Mitra, PhD candidate working in the Osborne lab will present her thesis defense titled “Regulation of notch ligand expression on CD4 T cells” on Monday, September 9..   Read more »

2019 Belted Galloway Calves

VASCI had a very successful calving season with the birth of 7 calves (5 heifers and 2 bulls).   Read more »

VASCI Farm Management Summer Intern

Stephanie Puro, BS Animal Science ‘20 was the 2019 summer VASCI Farm Management Intern.   Read more »