United States Army Laboratory Animal Medicine Residency Program
US Government Agency
Is there a medical school?
Is this a land-grant institution?
varies by institute
COL Jim Sheets
Who to Contact
Dr. Susan Goodwin
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504 Scott Street
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5 Research Vivaria in the Washington DC area
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 2-5 separate locations
Vivarium Square Feet
Summarize the nature of the animal population and the predominant types of clinical activities
This program is open ONLY to active duty US Army Veterinary Corps Officers. The training sites include the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, the U. S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases, U. S. Army Medical Research Institute of Chemical Defense, the Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute, and the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences.
Traditional laboratory animal species as well as non-human primates, as well as some exotics and farm animals comprise the animal populations.
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
Enrollement is limited to active duty Army veterinarians.
Contact COL Jim Sheets at email@example.com or Dr. Sue Goodwin at firstname.lastname@example.org for greater detail.
Describe any unique research interests of your faculty
Infectious diseases both exotic and endemic, chemical defense, radiobiology, combat medicine.
Give a few literature citations of publications completed by trainees during their tenure in this program
Differences in Postsurgical Recovery of CF1 Mice after Intraperitoneal Implantation of Radiotelemetry Devices through a Midline or Flank Surgical Approach. Mark G Chappell,* Craig A Koeller, and Shannan I Hall. J Am Assoc Lab Anim Sci. 2011 March; 50(2): 227–237.
Epidemiology of Invasive Klebsiella pneumoniae with Hypermucoviscosity Phenotype in a Research Colony of Nonhuman Primates. Robin L Burke,* Chris A Whitehouse, Justin K Taylor, Edward B Selby. Comp Med. 2009 December; 59(6): 589–597.
Evaluation of Hydration and Nutritional Gels as Supportive Care after Total-Body Irradiation in Mice (Mus musculus). Krinon D Moccia,* Cara H Olsen, Jennifer M Mitchell, and Michael R Landauer. J Am Assoc Lab Anim Sci. 2010 May; 49(3): 323–328.
Effects of housing density on Long Evans and Fischer 344 rats. Bean K,
Nemelka K, Canchola P, Hacker S, Sturdivant RX, Rico PJ. Lab Animal [2008, 37(9):421-8]
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?
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
Based on veterinary coverage at site- on rotation
How many annual vacation days are given?
How many annual sick days are given?
Briefly describe the community
Active duty military Veterinarians and civilian government veterinarians and support staff
Institutional, facility, or training program web site
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