The Laboratory Animal Medicine Program (LAM) is administered by the University Laboratory Animal Resources (ULAR) and encompasses animals used for biomedical research throughout the institution. Clinical and husbandry support is provided daily to a wide variety of species used in biomedical research housed in 9 centralized animal facilities. The Office of Research at OSU provides financial and administrative support for ULAR. The ULAR veterinarians are faculty members in the Department of Veterinary Preventive Medicine, and provide residency and externship opportunities for veterinarians and veterinary students to gain experience in this specialty field. Faculty members in this area are actively involved in various academic pursuits to promote the field of laboratory animal medicine and facilitate research, animal care, and use enhancements.