News & Announcements Archive

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 »

Mount Ida Campus Veterinary Technology program donates PPE to South Shore Hospital

South Shore Hospital in Weymouth has received a donation of much-needed masks, gloves and gowns from the veterinary technology program at the UMass Amherst Mount Ida Campus.   Read more »

Teaching Giraffes to take Radiographs!

Rebecca Schneyer earned her BS in Animal Science in 2014 and is now employed as a Senior Keeper of Hooves & Horns at the Franklin Park Zoo in Boston, Massachusetts where she is teaching giraffes to place their hooves on blocks for radiographs.   Read more »

Breast milk - a liquid biopsy

Kathleen Arcaro, PhD is pioneering a noninvasive breast cancer screening method for BRCA-positive women.   Read more »

CANCELLED - Pre-Veterinary Medicine and Equine Science Summer Pre-College at UMass Amherst

We regret to say that in an effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19, UMass Summer Programs has suspended all in-person programs for summer 2020.   Read more »