Institution Type Private University
Is there a medical school? Yes
Is this a land-grant institution? No
Vivarium Director Dr Michael J Huerkamp
Program Director Dr Douglas K Taylor
Who to Contact Dr Douglas K Taylor
Address Division of Animal Resources, 615 Michael Street, Suite G-02, WBRB, Atlanta, GA  30322
Phone (404) 727-3248
Fax (404) 727-3212
Email dtaylo5@emory.edu

Vivarium Information

Vivarium Name Emory University Division of Animal Resources
Is the facility AAALAC accredited? Yes
Describe management structure More than 5 administratively distict vivaria
Describe the extent to which your facilities are centralized Animals housed in 5+ separate locations
Vivarium Square Feet 200,000
Summarize the nature of the animal population and the predominant types of clinical activities

The species on census are typically the following:
Rats, mice, guinea pigs, rabbits, nonhuman primates, xenopus, zebrafish, pigs.

The clinical acitivities managed by the DAR span the usual array of routine clinical medicine to support of large animal surgical models. Time spent at the Yerkes Primate Center is clinically very intensive with experiences both at the main center and the field station.

Number of Veterinarians in program 23
Number of ACLAM Diplomates in program 11
Number of Boarded Pathologists 1
Number of Other Boarded Veterinary Specialists 0
Number of necropsies/week in the veterinary unit 10
Number of surgical cases/week in the veterinary unit 10

Training Program Details

Is this program recognized by ACLAM? Yes
Does this program participate in the Veterinary Internship & Residency Matching Program (VIRMP)? Yes
Number of concurrent residents 4
How many residents/trainees have completed this program? 38
Of these, how many have subsequently become ACLAM Diplomates? 28
In what year did the program accept its first trainee? 1992
How many years are required to complete this program (residency only)? 2
Is formal coursework offered? Yes
Is a degree program associated with this residency? No
If yes, what degree(s)?
Which departments most commonly grant degree(s)?
Give an overview of this program, describing its particular strengths and any unique aspects that are not addressed in any of the other sections

ACLAM-accredited training in laboratory animal medicine is provided to residents through experiences in the Division of Animal Resources (DAR) of the Emory School of Medicine for one year, and the Division of Animal Resources of the Yerkes National Primate Research Center for one year. This combined approach is a unique feature of this training program not found elsewhere, offering the trainee experiences both in a traditional laboratory animal setting on campus and in a specialized area at the Yerkes center

The veterinary services programs of these entities include animal health surveillance, veterinary medical care, veterinary pathology, husbandry and maintenance of laboratory animals, procurement of all animals used in teaching and research, quarantine and stabilization of procured animals, technical assistance with animal studies, and consultation/assistance to faculty and students in the use and study of laboratory animals. Veterinary service resources include surgery suites, necropsy suites, radiographic resources, diagnostic and research laboratories. The trainee gains exposure to all areas.

Didactic training comes in the form of graduate classes taken for credit, taught by DAR faculty and offered through the Emory Graduate School.

Research training is initiated during the first year of the program and continues until completion of the program. All trainees to date have successfully published papers in order to become eligible to sit for the ACLAM certifying examination.

Describe any unique research interests of your faculty
Give a few literature citations of publications completed by trainees during their tenure in this program

Asher, J., V. Michopoulos, K.M. Redding, M.E. Wilson, and D. Toufexis. 2013. Social stress and the polymorphic region of the serotonin reuptake transporter gene modify oestradiol-induced changes on central monoamine concentrations in female rhesus monkeys. J Neuroendocrinol 25(4): 321-328.

Wood, J.S., C.L. Courtney, K.A. Lieber, and V.K. Lee. 2013. Safety and efficacy of topical lime sulfur in mice infested with Myocoptes musculinus. JAALAS 52(3): 259-264.

Davis, J.N., C. L. Courtney, H. Superak, and D.K. Taylor.? 2014. ?Behavioral, Clinical, and Pathological Changes in Female Mice Receiving Repeated Intraperitoneal Injections. Lab Anim.? 43(4): 131-139.

Jones, AC, J.G. Herndon, C.L. Courtnesy, L. Collura, and J.K. Cohen.? 2014.? Clinicopathologic characteristics, prevalence, and risk factors of spontaneous diabetes in sooty mangabeys (Cercocebus atys).? Comp. Med.? 64(3): 200-201.

Smith, GR, L. Bauer, M.M. Crane, and Z.P. Johnson.? 2015.? Immunogenetic characterization of a captive colony of sooty mangabeys (Cercocebus atys) used for SIV research.? J Med Primatol. 44(2): 76-88.


Clemmons, E.A., M.I. Stovall, D.C. Owens, J.A. Scott, A.C. Jones-Wilkes, D.J. Kempf, and K.F. Ethun. 2016. Accuracy of human and veterinary point-of-care glucometers for use in rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta), sooty mangabeys (Cercocebus atys), and chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes). JAALAS. 55(3): 346-353.

Daggett GJ Jr, Zhao C, Connor-Stroud F, Oviedo-Moreno P, Moon H, Cho MW, Moench T, Anderson DJ, Villinger F. 2017. Comparison of the vaginal environment in rhesus and cynomolgus macaques pre- and post-lactobacillus colonization. J Med Primatol.

Where will vacancies be advertised? ASLAP and ACLAM websites
What month does the program begin? July

Living and Working

Starting Annual Salary $47,484
To what extent is travel to meetings, etc. paid for? 1 meeting per year
Is individual health insurance provided? Yes
Is family health insurance provided? Yes
Describe any fees or tuition Tuition is waived
Describe the residents' responsibilities for night, weekend, and holiday coverage On-call coverage during weekdays. In rotation for weekend coverage--approximately every 6 weeks.
How many annual vacation days are given? 12
How many annual sick days are given? 10
Briefly describe the community Atlanta is the 8th largest metropolitan area in the United States offering the expected amenities of a large city. Within 2 hours is an array of outdoor activities in the Southern Appalachian Mountains, and the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts are within 4 and 6 hours drive time respectively. The climate is very mild with 4 distinct seasons.
Institutional, facility, or training program web site http://www.dar.emory.edu/vetcare/residency.php