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NC State University CVM Laboratory Animal Resources

Laboratory animal medicine
This experience is designed to provide exposure to the veterinary specialty of Laboratory Animal

Medicine and is offered to students in the clinical year(s) of the professional curriculum. Students will have the

opportunity to work up clinical cases in the CVM research animal facilities, tour sister institutions in the

Research Triangle, visit a rodent production facility, and become familiar with the workings of Animal Care and

Use Programs and the various regulations that govern the use of animals in research and teaching.
The
NCSU CVM has over 100,000 gsf and 1200 acres of space for the housing
and direct support of animals used in research and teaching. Students
will assist with clinical support in areas managed by Laboratory Animal
Resources, including the Central Procedures Laboratory, but will have
opportunity to visit other facilities and institutions. Students will
work with 3 ACLAM-boarded veterinarians and 5 Veterinary
Technicians/Assistants.
Students
have access to the CVM library, which has an excellent collection of
hard copy and on-line books and journals related to laboratory animal
medicine.
Students
will spend most of their time assisting veterinary staff with clinical
cases and support of research projects. They will read relevant SOPs and
complete basic IACUC training; participate in mock IACUC activities
involving facility inspection and protocol review; give 2 short
presentations; and tour lab animal facilities in the area.
Students
are expected to be available for clinical service M-F, 8-6, and have
free access to veterinarians at all times. Direct contact with
veterinarians will average at least 2 hours/day.
NC State offers affordable guest housing for visiting students. http://www.cvm.ncsu.edu/rop/index.html#housing
NC State Univ CVM Laboratory Animal Resources
1060 William Moore Dr

Raleigh, NC 27607
(919) 513-6480
(919) 513-2825
Richard Fish
Posted: 01/28/14
Location: 
Raleigh, NC
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