Cincinnati Children's Research Foundation Veterinary Services

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Hands-on experience working in a research facility that performs research using animals that benefits children or those with developmental disabilities.
Veterinary student will shadow veterinarian and technicians in daily performance of clinical care and management of a laboratory animal facility. Student will have exposure to clinical cases, surgeries, diagnostic testing, assessing husbandry issues, and facility management and administration. Student will have contact with a variety of laboratory animals including fish, frogs, mice, rats, guinea pigs, rabbits, cats, sheep, pigs, and nonhuman primates. If appropriate time allows, student may be given a small project to conduct and report results during time of stay.
Computer, x-ray, CT, MRI, ultrasound, surgery rooms and monitoring equipment, various types of animal caging and housing, supervisors with education and experience of 10+ years in the laboratory animal field, laboratory animal websites and resources, 2 veterinarians, one that has been through postdoctoral laboratory animal residency and boarded by ACLAM for 14 years.
  • computer
  • JAALAS, Comp Med
  • COMPMED mailing list
  • clinical rounds
  • staff meetings including once a month continuing education conferences
  • discussion and collaboration on animal models
Students are expected to show up on time, be engaged in activities, ask questions and see or be exposed to as many different aspects of laboratory animal medicine, surgery and management as feasible and complete a small project to summarize and present to the group.
Students will be supervised by Drs. Gary Keller and Karen Rogers. Students may also be under the supervision of a facility area supervisor who would expose them to different aspects of laboratory animal facility management and care. Students may also be involved in activities with technicians in performance of their normal duties to learn all aspects of laboratory animal care and husbandry.
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Cincinnati Children's Research Foundation Veterinary Services
3333 Burnet Ave. MLC7034
Cincinnati, OH 45229
(513) 636-4441
(513) 636-3846
karen [dot] rogers [at] cchmc [dot] org
Karen Rogers, DVM, DACLAM
Posted: 06/27/2013