Alumni

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.

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 umass.edu/coronavirus.

 

Dairy Calf Management Class

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

 

Updates from Graduates

Training Fellowship from the National Institute of Health

Darya Tourzani, PhD ’23 has been awarded a two year Training Fellowship through the Biotechnology Training Program of the National Institute of Health.   Read more »

UMass Students Train Service Dogs

Service dogs in training are a common sight on campus, found in the library, in lecture halls, and even on PVTA buses, thanks to a partnership with Diggity Dogs Service Dogs Inc. Diggity Dogs is a psychiatric and medical service-dog training organization based in Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts.   Read more »

Science Day will be held Wednesday, May 2

VASCI undergraduates will present their research on Science Day. The day will include short oral presentations from students in the morning, followed by poster presentations by undergraduate students conducting independent studies projects with Departmental Faculty members in the afternoon. All VASCI students are welcome to attend.   Read more »

Annual Bay State Livestock Classic - Fun for the Whole Family!

The annual Bay State Livestock Classic will be held at the Hadley Farm on Saturday, April 14 - 9am - 4pm.   Read more »

Dr.s Minter & Thayumanavan Focus on Drug Delivery System for Rheumatoid Arthritis

Two Institute of Applied Life Sciences (IALS) researchers, organic and polymer chemist Thai Thayumanavan and professor of animal science Lisa Minter, have partnered with Anika Therapeutics Inc. of Bedford to co-develop a new product for treating the autoimmune disease rheumatoid arthritis.   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 »