Our 12-week American Society of Laboratory Animal Practitioners (ASLAP) Foundation paid summer fellowship is designed to provide students with a broad exposure to laboratory animal medicine and its various components including clinical medicine, population health, facility operations/management, experimental surgery, protocol development/IACUC review, agricultural animal research/clinical medicine, and research. Students will spend dedicated time in each of the prior mentioned areas and have a variety of hands on and didactic experiences over the course of the summer. This program is targeted to first and second-year veterinary students looking to expand their knowledge of laboratory animal medicine as a career choice and works in conjunction with our laboratory animal residency program.
University Laboratory Animal Resources has nine centralized animal facilities (main campus) in addition to several off-campus facilities housing primarily livestock and aquatic species. The range of species is extremely diverse, including mice, rats, farm animals, dogs, cats, non-human primates and various exotics.
Research Program Areas
- cardiovascular disease
Faculty Veterinarians and Special Expertise
Trainees are provided with a unique exposure to a diverse and vigorous research community.
six American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM) board-certified veterinarians
one American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine (ACVPM) board-certified, agricultural clinical practice veterinarian
one research veterinarian
three laboratory animal veterinary residents
participate in clinical rounds
perform physical exams, assessments, and develop differential diagnoses
work with veterinarians and researchers on clinical cases
complete structured rotations in medicine, operations, quality assurance, and experimental surgery
participate in weekly resident seminars and journal clubs
participate in handling/training labs
complete a summer research project with a faculty mentor
- 8 hours per day
- 5 days per week
- stipend generously provided by the ASLAP Foundation
How to Apply
Students will be selected based on the application packet in addition to an interview with preference given to students with strong academic qualifications and an expressed intent to pursue a career in laboratory animal medicine and/or research.