Welcome, Vet & Animal Sciences Alums!

The Life Sciences Alumni Network invites you to connect with fellow alumni and life sciences professionals.

Become an Alumni Advisor! UMass Alumni Advisors program is a quick and easy online platform that facilitates one-to-one career conversations.

Dr. Anthony Borton, retired faculty member passed away on his 88th brithday, June 6, 2021. To make a donation to the Anthony Borton Equine Studies Scholarship in memory of Dr. Borton, please click here.

The Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences is proud to congratulate the Class of 2021!

Please enjoy our VASCI Class of 2020 Celebratory Video recognizing our Animal Science and Pre-Veterinary Science Majors.

The Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences is proud to congratulate the graduates of our new major, Veterinary Technology!

News From the Farms

The annual Bay State Livestock Classic has been cancelled. Additional updates and resources can be found at


Dairy Calf Management Class

Courtney BabcockWatch the video of VASCI students, Dr. Hulyer and Dr. Duby at Devine Farm.


Updates from Graduates

Sam Nodiff '22 Awarded Phi Kappa Phi Fellowship

July 26, 2022 Sam Nodiff of Elmsford, New York, has been awarded a Fellowship of $8,500 by The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi-the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines.   Read more »

Science Day will be Thursday, May 5

VASCI undergraduates will present their research on Science Day.   Read more »

Ryan BakerRyan Baker Awarded Rising Researcher Award

Ryan Baker ’22 has played a vital role in research to understand how SARS-CoV-2 antibodies are transferred to nursing infants through breast milk.   Read more »

IALS/Manning Innovation Award Winners Include VASCI and Chemistry Researchers

The University of Massachusetts Amherst’s Institute for Applied Life Sciences (IALS) has announced that six campus research teams have been named recipients of the third annual Manning/IALS Innovation Awards.   Read more »

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 »