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.
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 at a Glance
Tours of VASCI facilities
Tours are offered at 1:00 p.m. on the first Friday of the following months: February, March, October, November and December. Tours last approximately two hours and will include our laboratory facilities and the Hadley Farm Equine and Livestock Research and Education Center. Please contact John Balise to register to participate in one of the tours of VASCI facilities.
The UMass Admissions Office will hold Spring Open Houses in February, March and April.
April Visit Days for Admitted Students
Congratulations on your admission to UMass Amherst!
The Office of Undergraduate Admissions invites you and your family to attend one of our April Visit Days for Admitted First-Year Students to learn more about the University and all we have to offer. There are a variety of ways to visit campus. Please click here to read about the options and register for an event. We look forward to welcoming you to campus!
Campus tours are also available through the Undergraduate Admissions office.