National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute/Division of Veterinary Resources
US Government Agency
Is there a medical school?
Is this a land-grant institution?
Dr. Charmaine Foltz
Dr. Robert Hoyt
Who to Contact
Dr. Foltz or Dr. Hoyt
Address line 1
9000 Rockville Pike
Address line 2
Address line 3
National Institutes of Health
National Institutes of Health
Is the facility AAALAC accredited?
Describe management structure
2-5 Administratively distinct vivaria
Describe the extent to which your facilities are centralized
Animals housed in 5+ separate locations
Vivarium Square Feet
Summarize the nature of the animal population and the predominant types of clinical activities
The Division of Veterinary Resources (DVR) provides centralized professional, technical and research animal care services to the NIH intramural program. DVR accounts for approximately 1/3 of the NIH intramural animal care program and maintains facilities on both the NIH Bethesda campus as well as on a 500 acre farm near Poolesville, Maryland. DVR supports the animal care and use programs of all NIH institutions and centers (ICs) that utilize laboratory animals in their intramural research programs. DVR supports the research efforts of 20 institutes and Centers that have intramural animal programs. The research supported covers a broad base of sciences to include neurology, stroke, cardiac, blood, and lung diseases, diabetes, obesity, kidney disease, geriatrics, children’s health, eye disease, genomics, cancer, dental, addictive diseases, and pain management. Professional services include veterinary care and management services for all species housed in DVR facilities, surgery and post-surgical care, an intensive care unit, animal diagnostics and health surveillance, pharmacy services, behavior management, and nutrition. The bulk of DVR personnel and resources are devoted to animal husbandry and the management of DVR facilities. Ancillary services include animal procurement and transportation as well as the management of an animal care contract utilized by many of the ICs.
The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, is part of the National Institutes of Health, U.S. Public Health Service, Department of Health and Human Services. The NHLBI is comprised of extramural and intramural programs. The animal care and use program provides direct support to the intramural program research effort at the NIH, Bethesda, MD.
The NHLBI plans, conducts, fosters, and supports an integrated and coordinated program of research, investigations, clinical trials, and education projects, relating to the causes, prevention, methods of diagnosis, and treatment (including emergency medical treatment) of cardiovascular diseases. Research areas include diseases of the heart, blood vessels, blood, lungs; the use of blood and the management of blood products and resources; evaluation of drugs and devices relating to the prevention and treatment of these diseases; and conducts studies in the clinical use of blood and all aspects of the management of blood resources.
Other training venues will be provided as “externship” during the course of the residency program to enhance the training being provided by DVR-NHLBI. Five of these venues are within NIH, all of which are directed by ACLAM diplomates which are listed as part of the faculty in Appendix A. All activities provided by these sites will be in direct consultation with the Consortium Oversight committee members and the Co-Directors. One venue is with USDA APHIS and oversight will also be provided in direct consultation with the Consortium Oversight committee members and the Co-Directors.
Number of Veterinarians in program
Number of ACLAM Diplomates in program
Number of Boarded Pathologists
Number of Other Boarded Veterinary Specialists
Number of necropsies/week in the veterinary unit
Number of surgical cases/week in the veterinary unit
Training Program Details
Is this program recognized by ACLAM?
Does this program participate in the Uniform Application Process?
Number of concurrent residents
How many residents/trainees have completed this program?
Of these, how many have subsequently become ACLAM Diplomates?
In what year did the program accept its first trainee?
How many years are required to complete this program (residency only)?
Is formal coursework offered?
Is a degree program associated with this residency?
If yes, what degree(s)?
Which departments most commonly grant degree(s)?
Give an overview of this program, describing its particular strengths and any unique aspects that are not addressed in any of the other sections
Describe any unique research interests of your faculty
Give a few literature citations of publications completed by trainees during their tenure in this program
Where will vacancies be advertised?
What month does the program begin?
Living and Working
Starting Annual Salary
To what extent is travel to meetings, etc. paid for?
one meeting with travel and local training opportunties as appropriate
Is individual health insurance provided?
Is family health insurance provided?
Describe any fees or tuition
Describe the residents’ responsibilities for night, weekend, and holiday coverage
Once trained for holiday and weekend coverage the resident would rotate with five to six other veterinarians.
How many annual vacation days are given?
How many annual sick days are given?
Briefly describe the community
located in the greater Washington DC metropolitan area with a rich environment for exposure to government, academic and regulatory institutions.
Institutional, facility, or training program web site
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