Medical University of SC
9-11 February 2015
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"Performance Standards in the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals"
20-21 April 2015
North Carolina State Univ-College of Vet. Med.
14-17 May 2015
28 June 2015
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The Career Pathways Committee (CPC) develops and implements outreach efforts to veterinary medical students and veterinarians outside the field of laboratory animal medicine in order to sustain the number of laboratory animal veterinarians in biomedical research and related endeavors. For additional information about any of the opportunities listed below, contact Megan Nowland of the CPC.
Veterinary Student Opportunities
Individuals interested in availing themselves to a 2-3 week experience in laboratory animal medicine should contact the persons on the list of externships. These contacts, on your behalf, can apply for monies from ACLAM to support travel, lodging, and education expenses. Externship experiences will vary by host institution, so we encourage you to evaluate each program for the one that best matches your interests.
Prospective Host Institutions
If you are interested in hosting an extern, please complete the Externship Host Form by October 1st. At the end of the externship the extern must complete the Extern Evaluation Form. Completed forms should be returned to the ACLAM Executive Director as stated on the form.
ASLAP externships, veterinary student rotations, and preceptorships can be found on the ASLAP website. ASLAP also funds a travel award to the AALAS National Meeting.
Opportunities and Resources for Veterinarians
Laboratory animal training programs for graduate veterinarians are available. Please see the ACLAM Training Programs page.
Laboratory animal veterinarians interested in educating others about the field are welcome to use the resource information at the right in their outreach efforts.
ACLAM–ASLAP Joint Initiatives
Veterinary School Luncheon Series
ASLAP and ACLAM work together each year to provide a lecture or round-table discussion focused on careers in laboratory animal medicine. Generally ACLAM covers the cost of food for these events. The goal of this program is to have an event at each veterinary school in the United States and Canada once every 3 years. These programs rely heavily on the ASLAP Student Liaisons to facilitate setting up these programs. For information or to volunteer, please contact Megan Nowland.
Other Joint Initiatives
2014 Charles River Short Course Scholarships
The Charles River Commitment to Humane Animal Research Through Excellence and Responsibility Program (CHARTER) proudly sponsors a limited number of Veterinary Student and Veterinarian scholarships for the annual Charles River Short Course held in Massachusetts in June. Eligibility requirements for the scholarship:
- Veterinary Students entering their Junior or Senior year are eligible to apply
- Veterinarians that are not currently involved in Laboratory Animal Medicine, but considering a career change are eligible to apply
Topics include the biology and care of common laboratory animals used in research, management of acute pain in rodents and large animals and animal behavior & enrichment. Participants will receive CE credits for completing the course. Applications are available at www.criver.com under “Education & Training”.
Applications must be received by April 1.
Winners will be notified no later than May 1.