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Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine

Clinical rotation in laboratory animal medicine
half-block clinical rotation is designed to expose interested students
to the field of Laboratory Animal Medicine. The rotation can be divided
into three general sections: 1) clinical service involving the diagnosis
and treatment of colony animals; 2) didactic training in the biology
and medicine of traditional laboratory animal species; and 3) an
individual literature search and PowerPoint presentation on an assigned
mouse or rat strain or stock.
LSU School of Veterinary Medicine
Full Veterinary Library, computers, rounds, Colloquium with laboratory animal medicine residents.
Each student will be exposed to each of two main facilities under the
auspices of the Division of Laboratory Animal Medicine, namely: the
School of Veterinary Medicine (SVM) Vivarium and Canine Facilities and
the Life Sciences Animal Care Facility and Agriculture Center Vivarium.
Students are expected to assist the LAM Residents in diagnostic,
surgical, and therapeutic techniques utilized in the care and management
of colony animals. In addition, students will record all new, and
potentially on-going, clinical cases in the standard SOAP format. Each
student will be assigned a rodent strain/stock to investigate. During
the last scheduled Colloquium of the rotation, each student will present
a semi-formal presentation utilizing PowerPoint . The presentation is
to last no more than 10 minutes. It is expected that sufficient free
time will be available during the “Clinics” days to facilitate this
project however no specific time is set aside. The student is required
to leave an electronic copy of the presentation on the computer with
Minimally 8 hours/day, 5 days per week.
LSU School of Veterinary Medicine
Skip Bertman Drive, Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Rhett W. Stout, DVM, PhD, DACLAM
Updated: 05/21/12
Baton Rouge, LA
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