Type of InstitutionPublic University
DirectorRobin Crisler, DVM, MS, DACLAM
Address975 W. Walnut St, IB 008, Indianapolis, IN 46202
Who to ContactRobin Crisler
Contact Emailcrisler@iupui.edu
Contact Phone(317) 274-8649
Contact Fax(317) 274-1969
How long are the rotations?2-4 weeks
When do rotations start?As requested

Complete first year of veterinary curriculum. Preference will be given to students with an expressed intent to pursue a career in laboratory animal medicine and/or research.

How many trainees at one time?

Maximum 2
BenefitsGreat training experience with enthusiastic veterinary staff
Availability of housingStudents must make their own travel and housing arrangements. There is no on-site housing.
Overview of the program

Our 2-4 week program is designed to provide interested veterinary students to a broad exposure to all facets of laboratory animal medicine and its various disciplines including: research, management, clinical medicine, diagnostic services, husbandry practices, experimental surgery, and pathology.

Responsibilities of the student will include:

  • Participation in clinical rounds
  • Assist in physical examinations, assessments, differential diagnosis
  • Work with veterinarians and researchers in clinical case workup
  • Attend rotations with husbandry, medicine, experimental surgery, pathology and diagnostic laboratory groups
  • Observe various research laboratories
  • Attend seminars on lab animal topics
  • Present information on journal topics and diagnostic problems as assigned
  • Participate in handling/training labs as available
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