News & Announcements Archive

University of Massachusetts study on breast milk, healthy diet seeks participants

New Moms Wellness Study, led by a team of interdisciplinary researchers at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst and funded by a grant from the National Institutes of Health, will evaluate the impact of a diet high in fruits and vegetables on breast milk in lowering breast cancer risk.   Read more »

Agnes Cheong, PhD and Jesse Mager, PhD are interviewed by Development Magazine

Agnes Cheong, PhD first author of “Nuclear-encoded mitochondrial ribosomal proteins are required to initiate gastrulation” published in the May 26 issue of Development and her PI, Jesse Mager, PhD were recently interviewed by The Company of Biologists about the article and their research.   Read more »

UMass Hope

UMass Hope, Belted Galloway heifer calf, daughter of Luna (born at UMass 2014) and sire, Ridgeview Nigel was born Sunday, May 24, 2020 weighing 55 lbs.     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 »

Jillian Morrell, BS '19 - Envisioning a World Without Animal Shelters

Jillian Morrell, BS ‘19 and Tufts MAPP student, (MS’20) has dedicated much of her life to serving shelter animals, but hopes in the future there won’t be a need for the facilities.   Read more »

The Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences is proud to congratulate the Class of 2020!

Please go to to view our Congratulatory videos for our Animal Science, Pre-Veterinary Science, and Veterinary Technology majors.   Read more »

Exploring Veterinary Technology On-Line Pre-College Summer Program

The Veterinary Technology Summer Pre-College program invites rising junior and senior high school students to discover various aspects of the Veterinary Technology profession and the role of the veterinary technician within the larger context of veterinary medicine and animal care.   Read more »

Early Acceptance to Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine

Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University has offered early acceptance to three Veterinary and Animal Sciences Department sophomore students: Kaitlyn Carberry, Charlotte Bell, and Haley Kersley.   Read more »

VASCI Awards Field Alumni Scholar Award to Claudia Cressotti

The VASCI 2020 recipient of the William F. Field Alumni Scholar Award which honors third-year students for their academic achievements at UMass Amherst is Claudia Cressotti.   Read more »

UMass Amherst Scientists Prepare Sterile Solution for COVID-19 Tests

Answering an urgent call for assistance from regional health care systems, a volunteer team of scientists at the University of Massachusetts Amherst is preparing, testing and delivering thousands of vials of viral transport media, a chemical solution needed for COVID-19 diagnostic testing.   Read more »