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Indiana University School of Medicine

Type of Institution Public University
Director Robin Crisler, DVM, MS, DACLAM
Address 975 W. Walnut St
IB 008
Indianapolis, IN 46202
Who to Contact Robin Crisler
Contact Email
Contact Phone 317-274-8649
Contact Fax 317-274-1969
How long are the rotations? 2-4 weeks
When do rotations start? As requested
Prerequisites Complete first year of veterinary curriculum. Preference will be given to students with an expressed intent to pursue a career in laboratory animal medicine and/or research.
How many trainees at one time? Maximum 2
Salary NA
Benefits Great training experience with enthusiastic veterinary staff
Availability of housing Students must make their own travel and housing arrangements. There is no on-site housing.
Overview of the program Our 2-4 week program is designed to provide interested veterinary students to a broad exposure to all facets of laboratory animal medicine and its various disciplines including: research, management, clinical medicine, diagnostic services, husbandry practices, experimental surgery, and pathology.

Responsibilities of the student will include:
• Participation in clinical rounds
• Assist in physical examinations, assessments, differential diagnosis
• Work with veterinarians and researchers in clinical case workup
• Attend rotations with husbandry, medicine, experimental surgery, pathology and diagnostic laboratory groups
• 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