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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.

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. The Department values an open and inclusive environment that celebrates the diversity of our students and staff.

For INCOMING FRESHMEN and TRANSFER STUDENTS

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

Information Sessions and Facilities Tours for the Animal Science and Pre-Veterinary Science majors will be offered at 2:30pm on September 27, October 25, November 29, January 31, February 28, March 28, April 20 and April 25. Reservations are required as seating is limited, please contact us at vasci [at] umass [dot] edu to register to participate.


Vet Tech Major - Information Sessions and Facilities Tour will be offered at 2:30pm on September 27 and November 29. Reservations are required; please contact us at vasci [at] umass [dot] edu to register to participate.

UMass will be hosting FALL VISIT DAYS

Campus Tours are available through the Undergraduate Admissions office.

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

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


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News & Announcements

UMass Equine Program Homecoming Reception

The friends and alumni of the UMass equine program invite you to a Homecoming reception at the UMass Hadley Farm, which will include a tribute to Dr. Tony Borton (1933–2021).   Read more »

Class of 2020 Commencement to be Celebrated Sunday, November 7, 2021

The University of Massachusetts Amherst is excited to welcome back the Class of 2020 for a special Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony on Sunday, November 7, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. in the Mullins Center.   Read more »

Hong Fellowship Awarded to Daya Tourzani

The Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences Animal Biotechnology and Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program is pleased to announce that Darya Tourzani has been selected as the 2021 recipient of the Frances and Chou-Chu Hong, DVM, PhD Graduate Fellowship in Veterinary and Animal Sciences.   Read more »

Snoeyenbos Prize Awarded to Xiaosu Miao

The Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences Animal Biotechnology and Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program is pleased to announce that Xiaosu (Sue) Miao has been selected as the 2021 recipient of the Snoeyenbos Award for Excellence in Graduate Research.   Read more »

VASCI announces the passing of Dr. Anthony Borton

Dr. Anthony Borton, retired faculty member passed away on his 88th brithday, June 6, 2021.   Read more »

Early Acceptance to Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine

June 2021 Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University has offered early acceptance to three Veterinary and Animal Sciences Department sophomore students: Haley Bernardo, Sydney Doherty and Catherine Lee.   Read more »