Type of InstitutionPrivate Academic

Shraddha Cantara, DVM, DACLAM


Division of Animal Resources, Emory University, 615 Michael Street, Suite G02 WBRB, Atlanta, GA 30322

Who to Contact

Shraddha Cantara, DVM, DACLAM

Contact Email


Contact Phone(404) 712-9902
Contact Fax 
How long are the rotations?Minimally 2 weeks
When do rotations start?Rolling admission

No academic prerequisites. 

Requirements for TB testing and other items will be detailed as the rotation is being scheduled.

How many trainees at one time?

Availability of housingNot provided.  Assistance with finding suitable housing is available.
Overview of the program

The Emory University Division of Animal Resources (DAR) Veterinary Externship Program is designed to provide interested third and fourth year veterinary medical students the opportunity to experience the field of Laboratory Animal Medicine.  This is accomplished primarily through student shadowing of DAR veterinary technicians, residents, and faculty as appropriate.  Students will observe and participate in the many of the daily responsibilities of a laboratory animal veterinarian.  Students will also attend at least one IACUC meeting and resident didactic courses during the academic school year.  It is also possible to make arrangements to visit the Yerkes Primate Center.  Students are required to give a presentation on a topic of their choosing to the veterinary staff on the final day of the rotation.

The DAR oversees the care of approximately 70,000 animals daily.  Mice comprise the majority of the species on campus.  Rats, rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, songbirds, voles, aquatic species, pigs, and sheep are also regularly maintained.  

Other commentsWhile there is no formal application for the program, we host an average of 12 students annually and so it is best for students to contact the program director as early as possible to secure your dates of interest.  A current CV will be requested when dates are established, and documents requiring completion will be sent to the student.