Type of InstitutionPrivate University
DirectorJoyce Cohen
AddressEmory University, 954 Gatewood road NE, Atlanta, GA 30329
Who to Contact

Summer Internship: Rachelle Stammen

Externship: Denyse Levesque

Contact Email

Summer internship: rlstamm@emory.edu

Externship: dlevesq@emory.edu

Contact Phone

Summer internship: 404-727-7772

Externship: 404-727-8101

Contact Fax(404) 727-3756
How long are the rotations?Summer internship: 8-10 weeks, externship: 3-5 weeks
When do rotations start?internship : summer only; externship: all year
PrerequisitesInternship: minimum 2nd year veterinary student Externship: minimum 3rd year veterinary student

How many trainees at one time?

1 or 2
SalarySalary offered for summer internship; no salary for externship
BenefitsEmory University benefits offered for summer internship
Availability of housingThe student must find their own housing
Overview of the programThe Yerkes National Primate Center, Division of Animal Resources Veterinary Externship and Internship Program is designed to allow veterinary medical students the opportunity to experience the multifaceted field of Laboratory Animal Medicine as specifically relating to nonhuman primates. In addition, the student can expect to learn the particular needs, regulations and guidelines associated with the use of non-human primates in biomedical research. Ten veterinarians supervise the experience, and the students will work closely with veterinary residents and veterinary technicians to gain a working knowledge and appreciation of the specialty of nonhuman primate medicine. The variety of species includes, but not limited to, squirrel monkeys, macaques and chimpanzees. Each day routine will vary but will include clinical rounds and observations of the animals, report of clinical problems to the veterinarians and follow-up of those cases with the clinicians. Observation of different types of surgeries and different imaging sessions (MRI, PET), participation in anesthesia monitoring and post-operative care as well as different experimental procedures requested by investigators such as bleeding, bronchoscopy, rectal and lymph nodes biopsies, CSF taps, i.v. infusions, etc., will also be part of the daily training. You also have the opportunity to get involved in necropsy and histopathology of interesting select clinical cases. Time will be dedicated for animal observation and discussions with the personnel in the Enrichment department. Finally, you will attend an Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee meeting to better understand the process involved in reviewing animal research proposals. A variety of literature and documents will be provided which we will expect you to read and consult.
Other commentsFor summer internship, please send cover letter and CV to the contact information above