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 2020!

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

Kate Loonie Recognized as Rising Researcher

May 2021 - The Rising Researcher program celebrates undergraduate students who excel in research, scholarship, or creative activity. It is awarded in recognition of their demonstrated ingenuity and impact in their fields of study.   Read more »

EweMass Wool Blankets Available for Purchase

The EweMass Wool Blankets are now available!  Woven in Massachusetts from wool produced in Massachusetts, the blankets contain at least 20 percent wool from sheep at the UMass Amherst Hadley Farm; the blankets also include wool from sheep belonging to alumni or families of alumni.   Read more »

Sydney Hastain '18 presents at the Annual Conference of the American Society for Veterinary Clinical Pathology

Sydney Hastain (VASCI class of 2018) recently presented a cytology case of equine endometritis caused by Coccidioides posadasii hyphae at the Annual Conference of the American Society for Veterinary Clinical Pathology (ASVCP).   Read more »

Virtual Screening of "Picture A Scientist"

Dipika Nandi, Doctoral Student in the Veterinary and Animal Sciences Department is hosting a Virtual Screening of Picture A Scientist.   Read more »

Morgane Golan has been published in the Backyard Poultry Magazine.

Morgane (BS – pre-veterinary science ’20) describes the VASCI Poultry Management class for readers and gives them an inside look at how our students are directly involved in the care and management of the poultry flock each semester.   Read more »

COVID-19 Blog: Stay up-to-date with Info from the Osborne and Minter Labs

The Osborne and Minter lab members have created a blog called “The Spiking the Spike.”   Read more »