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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.

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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.

Information Session & Tours of VASCI Facilities
An Information Session and Facilities Tour will be offered at 1:25 pm on Friday, March 9, 2018.  The Information Session and FacilitiesTour last approximately two hours and will include our laboratory facilities and the Hadley Farm Equine and Livestock Research and Education Center.  Registration is required as seating is limited, please contact us at VASCI [at] umass [dot] edu or 413-545-0666 to register to participate.

Campus tours are available through the Undergraduate Admissions office.
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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

 

News & Announcements

Professor Black selected for the Chancellor's Medal

Professor Sam Black will be presented with the Chancellor’s Medal, the highest honor bestowed to faculty by the campus on Monday, February 5, 2018.   Read more »

arena classroomUMass Hadley Farm Arena Classroom Renovated

This classroom provides an excellent space at the Hadley Farm facility for Animal Science students to learn the hands-on practical skills pertaining to the daily management and welfare of the student-run UMass Boer Goat herd, Dorset Sheep herd, Equine herd and poultry flock.   Read more »

New and Improved CNS Career Center Webpage

On the new and improved CNS Career Center webpage you will find information including: Career Coaching, Walk-In Resume Reviews with Career Peer Advisors, Career Guides, Big Interview Training System, Mock Interviews, UMass & CNS Job/Internship Database, Career Fairs, Networking Opportunities, CNS Career & Professional Development Workshops and more!   Read more »

Poultry Show

Students in the Poultry Management course showcased their bird handling skills and knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of poultry and were graded based on their performance.   Read more »

UMass Amherst Ranked a ‘Best Value’ Public University by Kiplinger’s

For a ninth straight year, UMass Amherst has been named to the 100 Best Values in Public Colleges by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine.   Read more »

UMass Amherst Campus Ranked Among Nation’s Safest

UMass Amherst was ranked ninth among the nation’s Top 10 Safest College Campuses in a new report by College magazine.   Read more »