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Pre-Doctoral Training in Laboratory Animal Medicine

Two pre-doctoral training programs for veterinary students are offered: (1) four-week clinical clerkships for senior veterinary students, and (2) 8-12 week research training internship available for sophomore-junior veterinary students.

Clinical Clerkship Program in Laboratory Animal Medicine for Veterinary Students

The four-week clerkship for senior veterinary students is designed to:

  1. acquaint the student with the field of laboratory animal medicine;
  2. provide an opportunity to learn restraint, physical examination, administration of medications, venipuncture, anesthesia, and euthanasia of laboratory animals;
  3. familiarize the student with the roles and opportunities of veterinarians in biomedical research as a member of a multidisciplinary research team;
  4. provide experience at anatomic pathology and the correlation of clinical findings with gross and microscopic changes;
  5. acquaint the student with government regulations designed to ensure the humane care of laboratory animals.

The clerkship program includes participation in clinics, necropsy, histopathology services, classroom instruction, and training classes of the Department of Comparative Medicine. Also included are visitations to the Washington National Primate Research Center and a local biotechnology company, and the presentation of an informal seminar to the Department.

If you are interested, or have further questions regarding the four-week clerkship, please contact Dr. Brian Iritani at 221-3932 or email biritani@uw.edu, or Cecil Mancebo at 221-3396 / 543-8047 or email cmancebo@uw.edu.

Research Internship Program for Veterinary Students

The goals of the 8-12 week research training program for sophomore-junior veterinary students are to provide them with the opportunity to acquire an appreciation for the roles and opportunities for veterinarians in biomedical research. The principal activity is the participation in cutting-edge biotechnology projects with an established Faculty mentor. Research opportunities include transgenic sciences and gene therapy, mouse models of aging and cancer, immune responses to infectious disease, and nonhuman primate models of AIDS.

If you are interested, or have further questions regarding the 8-12 week research training program, please contact Dr. Denny Liggitt at 685-3256 or email dliggitt@uw.edu or Cecil Mancebo at 221-3396 / 543-8047 or email cmancebo@uw.edu.

Please use the same application form for both the clerkship and research training programs.

Application: Fillable Form | Non-Fillable Form

Department of Comparative Medicine
Magnuson Health Sciences Building
Rooms I-402 to I-472, Box # 357340
Seattle, Washington 98195-7340
phone: (206) 543-8047
fax: (206) 685-3006

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