Type of InstitutionNon-Profit Research Institute
DirectorDr. Brian Karolewski, VMD, DACLAM, PhD
Address650 W 168th St, Black Building Room 1810, New York, NY 10032
Who to ContactJennifer A Beninson, DVM,
Contact Emailjb4027@columbia.edu
Contact Phone(212) 305-3930
Contact Fax(212) 305-3458
How long are the rotations?2-4 weeks, but flexible
When do rotations start?Year-round

General interest in or desire to gain additional experience in laboratory animal medicine.

How many trainees at one time?

maximum of 2
Availability of housingNot provided
Overview of the program

Columbia University offers an externship program to provide veterinary students with experience in clinical laboratory animal medicine and surgery and veterinary pathology through participation in our comparative medicine residency.

Externs will:

  • gain hands on experience in surgical and medical management of research species by accompanying veterinary staff on daily rounds
  • will participate in training wetlabs
  • observe surgeries and assist in anesthetic management
  • will participate in journal club, seminars, veterinary grand rounds, and IACUC protocol reviews
  • learn about facility design and management
  • understand preventative health programs applied to rodents.
  • discuss the laws and regulations that govern the care and use of laboratory animals and attend IACUC meetings
Other commentsInterested individuals may apply by submitting a CV, letter of intent, and 3 references by email to jb4027@columbia.edu