The Ohio State University - 2-3 week Elective

Type of InstitutionPublic University
DirectorDr. Valerie Bergdall

The Ohio State University, Wiseman Hall room 111, 400 W. 12th Ave, Columbus, OH 43210

Who to ContactDr. Stacey Meeker
Contact Phone(614) 292-0148
Contact Fax(614) 247-6720
How long are the rotations?2-3 wks
When do rotations start?as requested
PrerequisitesStudents selection is based on availability at time of request. 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?

Availability of housing

Assistance may be available through ASLAP funding grant to cover all or part of required housing for out of state applicants and inquiries should be made at the time of application.

Overview of the program

Our 2-3 week program is designed to provide interested third and fourth year veterinary students to a broad exposure to all facets of laboratory animal medicine and its various disciplines. This includes: research, management, clinical medicine, diagnostic services, husbandry practices and experimental surgery.

Responsibilities of the student will include:

  • Participation in medical rounds
  • Assist in physical examinations, assessments, differential diagnosis
  • Work with veterinarians and researchers in clinical case workup
  • Attend rotations with diagnostic, husbandry, medicine, experimental surgery
  • 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

This program works in conjunction with our established Laboratory Animal Residency Program.

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