Type of Institution

Non-Profit Research Institute


Dr. Brian Karolewski, VMD, DACLAM, PhD


650 W 168th St, Black Building Room 1810, New York, NY 10032

Who to Contact

Andrea Hubbard, DVM, DACLAM

Contact Email


Contact Phone

(212) 305-2338

Contact Fax

(212) 305-3458

How long are the rotations?

2-4 weeks, but flexible

When do rotations start?



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

How many trainees at one time?

maximum of 2





Availability of housing

Not 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 comments

Interested individuals may apply by submitting a CV, letter of intent, and 3 references by email to ah2911@columbia.edu

Rev 3/8/23