Tim Burdsall

Tim Burdsall

Tim Burdsall (’14) graduated cum laude with a B.S. degree in the Pre-Veterinary Major. Tim was accepted at several veterinary schools and has chosen to attend The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Tim credits UMass for furthering his passion for the sciences and working with animals.

Being a part of the College of Natural Sciences Leadership Committee and working with underclassmen, Tim formally organized and founded the Animal Science Peer Mentor Group. This group matches upperclassmen with underclassmen to mentor them with any questions they might have within and outside of the major. The group has had a resounding effect on many of the students involved and continues to be a valuable resource for all.

Tim spent his junior spring semester studying abroad in Sydney, Australia. While in Sydney, Tim acquired an internship at North Shore Veterinary Specialist Center where he assisted with surgeries, helped perform spays and neuters and learned ultrasound and radiographic techniques. He was able to apply the knowledge gained from his undergraduate career at UMass to the work he was doing in Australia.

Tim spent the summer of 2013 as an undergraduate intern at Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine Wildlife Clinic. Here he worked in the nursery ward with sick, injured, and orphaned wildlife species where he was responsible for medicating, feeding and assisting with numerous procedures.

Tim participated in the various animal management classes throughout his undergraduate career but really found his niche working with alpacas under Dr. Purdy of the North American Camelid Studies Program where he participated in ongoing semen evaluation and reproductive soundness research in alpacas for two years.

In his free time, Tim likes to play soccer, cook, hike and swim. He looks forward to furthering his education and working with animal owners and their animals.