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OSU University Laboratory Animal Resources (ULAR)
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Our 2-3 week program is designed to provide interested third and fourth year veterinary students to a broad exposure to all facets of laboratory animal medicine and its various disciplines. This includes: research, management, clinical medicine, diagnostic services, husbandry practices, experimental surgery, pathology and phenotyping.
This program works in conjunction with our established Laboratory Animal Residency Program.
The animal facilities at OSU encompass 17 separate buildings with 200,000 square feet of animal space. The range of species is extremely diverse including mice (many GEMs), rats, farm animals, primates, dogs, cats, and various exotics. The research programs cover such areas as cardiovascular disease, cancer, immunology genetics, virology, and neuropsychology. This provides the trainees unique exposure to a very diverse and vigorous research community.
Associate Veterinarians and special expertise available
- Five ACLAM board-certified veterinarians
- Two ACVP veterinary pathologists
- Two research veterinarians
- Two Lab Animal Resident veterinarians
Students are asked to bring laptops and will have access to on site computers when available. Laboratory animal texts, journals,CDs and manuals are available in the ULAR library.
- Participate in medical rounds
- Assist in physical examinations, assessments, differential diagnosis
- Work with veterinarians and researchers in clinical case workup
- Attend rotations with diagnostic, husbandry, medicine, experimental surgery and pathology/phenotyping departments
- Observe various research laboratories
- Attend seminars on lab animal topics
- Present information on journal topics and diagnostic problems as assigned
- Participate in handling/training labs as available
8 hrs/day; 5 days per week
Assistance may be available through funding grants to cover all or part of required housing for out of state applicants and inquiries should be made at the time of application.
University Laboratory Animal Resources
The Ohio State University
Wiseman Hall room 111
400 W. 12th Ave
Columbus, OH 43210
Dr Judy Hickman-Davis Ph: 614-688-4880
Please email lamresidency [at] research [dot] osu [dot] edu for more details
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