In order to qualify for certification, an applicant must have completed a training or experience requirement. For the training program option, applicants must have completed an ACLAM-recognized formal laboratory animal training program of at least 2 years duration following receipt of the veterinary medical degree.

Applicant selection for laboratory animal/comparative medicine training programs for 2021 will be managed using the matching program administered by the American Association of Veterinary Clinicians (AAVC).

Applicants must submit their applications and upload required materials to the VIRMP site between November 1, 2021 and December 13, 2021. Applicants must rank the programs in which they have interest no later than February 18, 2022. Match results will be posted on March 7, 2022. Details on the matching process are described in detail on the VIRMP site ( Additional details regarding the VIRMP application process can be found on the ASLAP Career Development webpage (

Important Note: The application deadline for laboratory animal/comparative medicine training programs is earlier than other internship and residency programs to ensure sufficient time for programs to schedule interviews with prospective candidates. Applicants should contact their references and registrar to ensure they submit their letters of support and transcripts ahead of the December 13, 2021 deadline.


City of Hope National Medical Center/Beckman Research Institute

Richard W. Ermel DVM, MPVM, PhD, DACLAM
Professor/Director – Center for Comparative Medicine
City of Hope/Beckman Research Institute
1500 East Duarte Road
Duarte, California 91010-3000
Tel:  (626) 218-3385
Fax: (626) 218-8804

Ari N. Aycock-Williams DVM, DACLAM
Executive Director - Department of Animal Resources
University of Southern California
1540 Alcazar Street, CHP234
Los Angeles, CA 90033
Tel:  (213) 304-2946
Fax: (323) 442-2768

The Salk Institute for Biological Studies
Trinka Adamson
Animal Resources Department
10010 North Torrey Pines Road
La Jolla, CA, 92037
(858) 453-4100 x1436

Stanford University

Megan Albertelli
Program Director
Department of Comparative Medicine
Stanford University School of Medicine
287 Campus Drive
Stanford, CA 94305-5410
(650) 725-3603
fax: (650) 725-0940


University of California—Davis

Kari Christe 
Senior Manager of Primate Medicine
California National Primate Research Center
Assistant Clinical Professor
Department of Veterinary Medicine and Epidemiology
University of California, Davis
(530) 752-9510
fax: (530) 752-2880

Rhonda Oates
Interim Associate Director
Campus Veterinary Services
University of California, Davis
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616
(530) 754-5598

University of California—San Diego

Philip J. Richter Jr.
Campus Veterinarian
Director, Animal Care Program
Associate Clinical Professor, Pathology
University of California, San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, California  92093-0614

University of California—San Francisco

Krista Lindstrom
Assistant Director, Laboratory Animal Resource Center (LARC)
UCSF Public Health Officer
University of California, San Francisco


Colorado State University

Lon V. Kendall
Director, Laboratory Animal Resources
2007 Painter Center
Colorado State University
Fort Collins CO 80523
Tel: (970) 980-4751
fax:(970) 491-2496




Peter C. Smith
Associate Professor and Director of Resident Training
Section of Comparative Medicine
Yale University, School of Medicine
PO Box 208016
New Haven, CT 06520-8016
fax: 203-785-7499



University of Florida

Karl Andrutis
Associate Director, University of Florida Animal Care Services
P.O. Box 100006
Gainesville, FL 32610



Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Laboratory Animal Medicine Residency Program

Nathaniel Powell, Jr.
Chief, Animal Resources Branch
Division of Scientific Resources
National Center for Prevention, Detection, and Control of Infectious Diseases
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Clifton Road, M/S G28
Atlanta, Georgia 30333
fax: 404-639-1388


Emory University

Vanessa Lee
Clinical Veterinarian, DAR
Asst. Professor, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Emory University
615 Michael Street
Whitehead Biomedical Research Building, Suite G02
Atlanta, GA 30322
(404) 712-9658



University of Illinois at Chicago

Jeffrey Fortman
Biologic Resources Laboratory
University Mail Service M/C 533
University of Illinois at Chicago
1840 West Taylor Street
Chicago, IL 60612-8065
(312) 996-1220
fax: (312) 996-8065


University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Sarah Allison

Training Program Director
Animal Resources
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
901 S. Mathews Ave.
Urbana, IL 61801
(217) 333-2564

University of Chicago

Dr. Kerith R. Luchins
Training Program Director
The University of Chicago
Animal Resources Center
5841 S. Maryland Ave. MC 1030
Chicago, IL 60637
Fax- 773-702-9152
Training Program Website



The Indiana MS-Graduate Training/Residency Program in Laboratory Animal Medicine at Purdue

Dr. Debra Hickman 
Purdue ACLAM Residency Program Director
Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine
Department of Veterinary Pathobiology,
725 Harrison Street
West Lafayette , IN 47907-2027
fax: 317-274-1969


Indiana University School of Medicine

Robin Crisler 
IUSM ACLAM Residency Program Director
975 W. Walnut St., IB-008
Indianapolis, IN 46202
fax: 317-274-1969



Louisiana State University

Rhett Stout
Division of Laboratory Animal Medicine
School of Veterinary Medicine
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803-8434
(504) 346-3145
fax: (504) 346-5705


Tulane University

Rudolf P. Bohm, Jr.
Tulane National Primate Research Center
18703 Three Rivers Road
Covington, LA 70433
985 - 871-6362
fax: 985 - 871-6388


LSU Health Sciences Center

Program Director:
Leslie Birke, D.V.M, DACLAM
Associate Director
LSUHSC Division of Animal Care
533 Bolivar St.
New Orleans, LA  70112
Cell (504) 234-4430
Office (504) 568-6092



United States Army

Patty Chen
Deputy Director, Animal Care & Use Review Office Excutive Director
US Army Laboratory Animal Medicine Residency Program Office of Research Protections
Medical Research and Materiel Command
1452 Campus Drive
Fort Detrick, Maryland 21702-5012
Fax: 301-619-4165


Johns Hopkins University

Jessica Izzi 
The Dept of Molecular and Comparative Pathobiology
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
733 N Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21205
(410) 955-9770
fax: (443) 287-5628




Kelly A. Metcalf Pate, DVM PhD DACLAM
Co-Director, ACLAM Training Program
Associate Professor & Director
Division of Comparative Medicine
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
77 Massachusetts Ave, Building 16-825c
Cambridge, MA 02139-4307
(617) 253-1757

Robin M. Kramer, DVM DACLAM
Co-Director, ACLAM Training Program
Veterinary Coordinator of Research Services
Division of Comparative Medicine
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
77 Massachusetts Ave, Building 16-825b
Cambridge, MA 02139-4307
(617) 253-1757

Massachusetts General Hospital Post-Doctoral Training Program in Laboratory Animal Medicine and Management

Denise Molk, VMD, MS, DACLAM
Senior Clinical Veterinarian, Center for Comparative Medicine (CCM)
Center for Comparative Medicine (CCM) Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH)
149 Thirteenth Street, Room 5246.F
Charlestown, MA 02129-2000
(617) 939-8669



University of Michigan

Gerry Hish
Unit for Laboratory Animal Medicine
NCRC Building 10 Suite G90
2800 Plymouth Rd
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109

(734) 615-2943
fax: (734) 936-3235
ULAM Training Program



Minnesota Laboratory Animal Medicine Consortium

Jodi Scholz, DVM DACLAM
Residency Program Co-Director, Mayo Clinic site
Mayo Clinic
200 First Street SW
Rochester, MN 55905
(507) 284-0544
Fax: 507-284-1059

Nate Koewler, DVM DACLAM
Residency Program Co-Director, University of Minnesota site
Clinical Veterinarian
University of Minnesota
RAR/Vet Services
MMC 351, 420 Delaware St. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
(612) 624-9924



University of Missouri

Craig Franklin
Associate Professor
Department of Veterinary Pathobiology
College of Veterinary Medicine
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211
(573) 882-6623
fax: (573) 884-7521


New Jersey

Rutgers University

Jeetendra Eswaraka, BVSc, PhD, DACLAM, ECFVG
Associate Vice-President
Rutgers Animal Care
Rutgers University
Piscataway, NJ 08854
(848) 445-6406



New York

Tri-Institutional Training Program in Laboratory Animal Medicine and Science
Sponsoring institutions: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK), The Rockefeller University (RU), and the Weill Cornell Medicine (WCM).

Neil S. Lipman, VMD
Professor and Executive Director
Center of Comparative Medicine and Pathology
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Weill Cornell Medicine
1275 York Avenue, Box 270
New York, NY 10021
(646) 888-2400
fax: (646) 422-0139


Columbia University

Brian Karolewski
Institute of Comparative Medicine
Columbia University
650 W. 168th St., BB-1810
New York, NY 10032-3795
TEL: (212) 305-6613
FAX: (212) 305-3458


Cornell University

Glenn Jackson
Assistant Director
Center for Animal Resources and Education (CARE)
Cornell University
CVM Box 14 / Ithaca, NY 14853
TEL: (607) 253-3058


New York University - Regeneron

Skye Rasmussen DVM, DACLAM
Associate Director, Division of Comparative Medicine
Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Pathology
NYU School of Medicine
430 East 29th Street, #236
New York, NY 10016
Office: 646-501-4620
Cell: 646-574-4606

Balu Reddyjarugu, B.V.Sc., MS, DACLAM
Senior Manager, B9 Vivarium
REGENERON Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
795 Old Saw Mill River Road
Tarrytown, NY 10591
Office: 914.847.3905
Cell: 914.598.3470

North Carolina

Duke Laboratory Animal Medicine Training Program

John N. Norton, DVM, DACLAM
Training Program Director
Duke University
DUMC Box 3180
Durham, NC 27710

Research Triangle Laboratory Animal Medicine Training Program

Craig Fletcher, DVM, PhD, DACLAM – Director
Steven Shipley, DVM, DACLAM – Primary Contact
Bioinformatics Building, CB 7115
Chapel Hill, NC 27599


University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Morika D. Williams, DVM, PhD, DACLAM
Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Clinical Veterinarian, Division of Comparative Medicine
Director, Comparative Medicine Training Program
1104 Bioinformatics Bldg, CB #7115
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7115
Phone: 919 966-9133
Fax: 919 962-9741


Wake Forest University Health Sciences, Wake Forest University

Melaney K Gee
Animal Resources Program
Wake Forest School of Medicine
Medical Center Boulevard
Winston-Salem, NC 27157
(336) 713-1535



Ohio State University

Stacey Meeker 
Assistant Professor, Clinical
Veterinary Preventive Medicine
Director, Laboratory Animal Training Program
University Laboratory Animal Resources
The Ohio State University
400 W 12th Ave, Rm 111
Columbus, OH 43210
(614) 292-0148
fax: (614) 292-9282



University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center

Madeline Budda
Training Program Director
Director, Office of Animal Welfare Assurance
940 Stanton Young Blvd. Rm 125
Oklahoma City, OK 73104
(405) 271-8001



Oregon State Laboratory Animal Medicine Residency Consortium

Jeff Stanton
Associate Veterinarian and Associate Professor
Head-Education and Training Unit
Oregon National Primate Research Center
Oregon Health & Science University – West Campus
505 NW 185th Ave
Beaverton OR 97006
(503) 346-5283



Penn State College of Medicine, M.S. Hershey Medical Center

Tiffany Whitcomb
Comparative Medicine
Penn State College of Medicine
500 University Drive, HS65
Hershey, PA 17033
(717) 531-0003, ext 287120
fax: (717) 531-3983


GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals

Lavonne Meunier 
Director Veterinary Medicine
GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals
709 Swedeland Road
King of Prussia, PA 19406
(610) 270-6389
fax: (610) 270-5630


University of Pennsylvania

Raimon Duran-Struuck 
Associate Director, University Laboratory Animal Resources
Assistant Professor and Director of Laboratory Animal  Medicine Residency Program, Department of Pathobiology
School of Veterinary Medicine University of Pennsylvania
3800 Spruce Street, Suite 177E
MC 6009
Philadelphia, PA 19104
(215) 898-2433/4
fax: (215) 573-9999



University of Tennessee—Memphis

David J. Hamilton
Associate Professor
Comparative Medicine
Health Sciences Center
University of Tennessee Health Science Center
956 Court Street, Rm B106 Colemen Bldg.
Memphis, TN 38163
(901) 448-7311
fax: (901) 448-8506


Vanderbilt University Laboratory Animal Medicine Residency

Katherine Shuster, DVM, DACLAM
Assistant Professor, Pathology, Microbiology, and Immunology
Division Chief, Comparative Medicine
AA6206 Medical Center North
1161 21st Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37232
(615) 343-9380
fax: (615) 343-7682



Baylor College of Medicine Postdoctoral Training Program in
Laboratory Animal Medicine and Science

Julia Goldman, DVM, MS, DACLAM
Clinical Veterinarian
Baylor College of Medicine
One Baylor Plaza|
T045A; MS: BCM 145
Houston, TX 77030

Texas AM University

Tracy Vemulapalli, DVM, MS, DACLAM
Clinical Associate Professor of Laboratory Animal Medicine
Director, Comparative Medicine Residency Training Program
Department of Veterinary Pathobiology
College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
Texas A&M University
Mailstop: 4467 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-4467
Phone: (979) 458-1774



University of Washington

Kacie Woodward 
Training Program Director
Senior Veterinarian
Vet Services
University of Washington/WANPRC
Seattle, Washington 98195
(817) 909-4686




University of Wisconsin—Madison

Saverio Capuano III 
Associate Director, Animal Services Division
Wisconsin National Primate Research Center
1220 Capitol Court
Madison, Wisconsin 53715
(608) 263-3571
fax: (608) 265-2067