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The Emory University - Division of Animal Resources (DAR) Veterinary Externship Program is designed to provide interested third and fourth year veterinary medical students the opportunity to experience the field of Laboratory Animal Medicine. Laboratory Animal Medicine is an AVMA-recognized specialty that combines clinical medicine, preventative medicine, pathology, recognition/development of animal models, regulatory oversight, and collaborative/independent biomedical research.
The Emory University DAR oversees all aspects of the care of laboratory animals on campus. Species maintained include mice, rats, rabbits, guinea pigs, macaques, amphibians, fish, sheep, pigs, dogs, cats. Students will observe and participate in the many of the responsibilities of a laboratory animal veterinarian primarily by shadowing the current residents and through interactions with the faculty veterinarians. The student's learning experience may include the following:
It is expected that the student engage in all aspects of the animal resources program as directed by the resident and faculty veterinarians. This will include but is not limited to: Clinical management of cases, Management of surgical cases, Necropsy, IACUC meeting attendance.
The student will be supervised by and have access to resident and faculty veterinarians during the entirety of a work day.
Emory University Division of Animal Resources
615 Michael Street
Suite G-02 WBRB
Atlanta, GA 30322
Email: dtaylor [at] dar [dot] emory [dot] edu
Signature On File: Dr. Douglas K. Taylor