Student Advising

University of Massachusetts Academic Calendar 2017-2020

The Department of Veterinary & Animal Sciences requires students to meet with their academic faculty advisor during the Fall/Spring pre-registration periods. Prior to meeting with your advisor, please review your academic advising report in SPIRE for accuracy and be prepared with any questions you have regarding academic/career goals and your plan of study for the next semester. Your questions and plans will help your advisor to suggest the most appropriate courses, independent study and practica opportunities available to you. Upon completion of your advising appointment, your advisor will remove your registration hold, allowing you to register for classes when your enrollment appointment begins. If you are unfamiliar with who your academic advisor is, please check in the lower right corner of your student center on SPIRE.  If you do not have an advisor assigned please contact lwest0 [at] vasci [dot] umass [dot] edu (Lisa West).

Advising for the Spring 2020 semester will be October 28 through November 1, 2019.

Registering for Classes FAQs, please click on this link to view the most Frequently Asked Questions and their answers.

Advisors listed in Table 1 require that students sign up for advising appointments through Navigate/SSC. Students will receive an email from their advisor.

Advisors listed in Table 2 require that students sign up for advising appointments on a sign-up sheet located outside of the advisor’s office.  Please go to your advisor’s office and sign up for your advising appointment.

Advisors listed in Table 3 require that students sign up for advising appointments via email. Students will receive an email from their advisor.

  Table 1 - Navigate/SSC Sign-up

 Advisor 

  Office Location

  Dom Alfandari

  427B Integrated Sciences Building

  Kathleen Arcaro

  N529 Life Sciences Laboratories

  Rafael Fissore

  427A Integrated Sciences Building

  Joe Jerry

  427P Integrated Sciences Building

  Susan Marston

  427Y Integrated Sciences Building

  Leonid Pobezinsky

  427G Integrated Sciences Building

  Janice Telfer

  427D Integrated Sciences Building

 

Table 2 - Office Sign-up

  Advisor        

   Office Location

  Cynthia Baldwin

  427E Integrated Sciences Building

  John Balise

  427U Integrated Sciences Building

  Hélène Cousin

  427N Integrated Sciences Building

  Mark Huyler

  427T Integrated Sciences Building

  Jesse Mager

  427M Integrated Sciences Building

  Lisa Minter

  427K Integrated Sciences Building

  Barbara Osborne

  427F Integrated Sciences Building

  Kimberly Tremblay

  427C Integrated Sciences Building

Table 3 - EMail sign-up

 Advisor               Office Location

John Clark                
jclark [at] vasci [dot] umass [dot] edu

 N311A Morrill 1

Sandy Petersen        
spetersen [at] vasci [dot] umass [dot] edu

 N231 Life Sciences Laboratories

Ana Maria Salicioni   
asalicioni [at] vasci [dot] umass [dot] edu

 427S Integrated Sciences Building

Jillianne Smith          
jrsmith [at] umass [dot] edu

 Hadley Farm & ISB 427WestC

Pablo Visconti
pvisconti [at] vasci [dot] umass [dot] edu

 427W Integrated Sciences Building

If Dr. Beltaire (427ZZ Integrated Sciences Building) is your advisor, please complete the doodle poll that she e-mailed you to schedule your advising appointment.

If Dr. Uricchio (Hadley Farm & ISB 427WestC) is your advisor, please follow her instructions to use her google calendar to schedule your advising appointment.

These Checklists can be downloaded and used to assist students in their academic planning.

COURSE CHECKLIST FOR ANIMAL SCIENCE MAJOR  - ANIMAL MANAGEMENT SUBPLAN

COURSE CHECKLIST FOR ANIMAL SCIENCE MAJOR  - ANIMAL BIOTECHNOLOGY AND RESEARCH SUBPLAN

COURSE CHECKLIST FOR ANIMAL SCIENCE MAJOR - EQUINE SCIENCE SUBPLAN

COURSE CHECKLIST FOR PRE-VETERINARY MAJOR

 

 

 

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