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There are two options for externship programs with Colorado State University (CSU) laboratory animal care program:
CSU Laboratory Animal Resources (LAR) provides care for a diverse set of species and research programs located on three different Fort Collins, Colorado facilities. Facilities range from BSL 1-3 and serve investigators with programs in infectious disease, oncology, reproductive biology, exercise physiology, agricultural sciences and other disciplines. Veterinary student training programs are headed by the Director of CSU's ACLAM-approved Comparative Medicine Training Program. Comparative Medicine Residents and CSU LAR veterinary staff will provide guidance and mentorship to participants. There are currently three residents and four veterinarians (three ACLAM diplomates) on staff.
Laboratory Animal Resources houses a library with specialty texts and journals. Students will have computer access privileges during the externship.
Students are expected to attend scheduled events, participate in clinical activities as available, complete a research project and give a presentation during the externship. The extern(s) will participate in the daily activities of the department, including assisting the veterinary technicians, facility managers and supervisor, staff veterinarians and post-DVM residents in the various daily activities. Typical tasks include:
Students will have approximately 2-4 hours/day direct supervision or attendance in scheduled activities. Veterinarians will be on site for consultation during the entire externship period.
A list of housing options will be provided.
Sue VandeWoude, DVM
Professor of Comparative Medicine
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO 80523-1619
Email: sue [dot] vandewoude [at] colostate [dot] edu
Signature on file: Sue VandeWoude, DVM, DACLAM