The externship program provides trainees access to world-class biomedical research facilities and scientific programs of the three participating institutions. Animal resource programs across these institutions maintain and use a variety of species including mice, rats, hamsters, guinea pigs, rabbits, amphibia, livestock, dogs, cats, and non-human primates. The combined Tri-Institutional average daily animal census exceeds 300,000 animals, and more than 250 professional and technical personnel staff the animal resource programs. Animals are housed in ten distinct animal facilities on the Tri-Institutional campus. Specialized facilities include BSL-2 and BSL-3 animal facilities and laboratories; a multidisciplinary laboratory of comparative pathology and a genetically engineered animal phenotyping service; rodent barrier facilities; gene-targeted mutant mouse core laboratories; surgical facilities; and small and large animal multimodality imaging centers. Additionally, trainees may be exposed to the operation of several off-site animal research laboratories and a field research center.
Learn more about the Veterinary Student Externship in Laboratory Animal Medicine & Pathology.