The Ohio State University
Is there a medical school?
Is this a land-grant institution?
Valerie K Bergdall
Who to Contact
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400 W 12th Ave., Rm 111
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University Laboratory Animal Resources
Is the facility AAALAC accredited?
Describe management structure
One central vivarium only
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
Approximately 200,000 animals used yearly consisting of mice (many GEMS), rats, rabbits, pigs, dogs, cats, farm animals, primates and exotics. The predominant research areas are cancer, cardiovascular disease, immunology genetics, virology, and neuropsychology; however virtually all research areas are represented on this campus. The ULAR administers the animal care/housing, centralized surgery suite, and rodent diagnostic laboratory. Pathology services including didactic training are supported through the Mouse Phenotyping Core.
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)?
Veterinary Preventive Medicine
Give an overview of this program, describing its particular strengths and any unique aspects that are not addressed in any of the other sections
: The research programs are equally diverse and cover such areas as cardiovascular disease, cancer, immunology genetics, virology, and neuropsychology. The program includes a 32 week Clinical Seminar series and 12 week Management Series. Additional opportunities are available to participate in the veterinary pathology lab animal courses, Preventative Medicine seminar series, the CL Davis Course and the AALAS National Conference.Trainees will be exposed to a very diverse range of species and research areas. Their chosen research topic can be in any department/laboratory on campus allowing for a full range of options. This is a clinically oriented training program, however there is an option for a more research intense program which extends the training duration to 36 months.
Describe any unique research interests of your faculty
The Faculty here at OSU are interested and work in a variety of research areas to include: Atherosclerosis, Cancer Biology, Animal Behavior, Infectious Disease, Immunology, Lung Physiology, Genetic Phenotyping, Viral Pathogenesis, Implant Biology, Musculoskeletal and Orthopedic Surgery and Wound Healing.
Give a few literature citations of publications completed by trainees during their tenure in this program
Dan Domer, DVM: J Am Assoc Lab Anim Sci. 2012 March; 51(2); pages 162-9, Processing and Treatment of Corncob Bedding Affects Cage-Change Frequency for C57BL/6 Mice. Laura Garzel, DVM, DACLAM: Lab Animal 2010 Sep; 39(9); pages 283-9, Use of Quantitative Polymerase Chain Reaction Analysis to Compare Quantity and Stability of Isolated Murine DNA. Anusak Kijtawornrat, DVM: Comparative Medicine 2008 Oct; 58(5); pages 490–3, A Canine Model of Sustained Atrial Fibrillation Induced by Rapid Atrial Pacing and Phenylephrine. Laura Gallaugher, DVM, DACLAM: Comparative Medicine 2009 Dec; 59(6); pages 567-72, Ribonucleotide Reductase Inhibitors Reduce Atherosclerosis in a Double-Injury Rabbit Model. Daise Da Cunha, DVM: Intern J Appl Res Vet Med. 2008; 6(3); Electrocardiographic, Hematologic, Histopathologic, and Recovery Characteristics From Repeated Morphine-Chloralose Anesthesia in Dogs. Erin Yu. DVM DACLAM: Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol 297: L785–L793, 2009 Effect of Ventilation Pressure on Alveolar Fluid Clearance and ß-Agonist Responses in Mice. Carrie Freed, MLAS, DVM, DACLAM: J Am Assoc Lab Anim Sci. 2008 Sept; 47(5): pages 18–22 Operant Task Performance and Corticosterone Concentrations in Rats Housed Directly on Bedding and on Wire.
Where will vacancies be advertised?
ACLAM website, ASLAP newsletter & website
What month does the program begin?
Living and Working
Starting Annual Salary
To what extent is travel to meetings, etc. paid for?
Completely covered for 1-2 meetings per year.
Is individual health insurance provided?
Is family health insurance provided?
Describe any fees or tuition
tuition is waived
Describe the residents’ responsibilities for night, weekend, and holiday coverage
Rotating schedule among all vets.
How many annual vacation days are given?
How many annual sick days are given?
Briefly describe the community
The Columbus metropolitan area is about 1.5 million people. It has a strong economy, affordable housing options, and diverse cultural activites.
Institutional, facility, or training program web site
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