Admission Requirements & Process



Graduates of veterinary medical schools accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association with a strong interest in laboratory animal medicine are encouraged to apply. Individuals with postgraduate clinical experience will be given preference. Graduates of foreign veterinary colleges will be considered if they hold an Educational Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduate certificate or provide evidence that they are qualified to practice veterinary medicine in some state, province, territory, or possession of the United States, Canada, or other country.

How to Apply

Applicants should complete an online application and submit all required materials through the VIRMP at Online applications can be initiated beginning on November 1, 2022 and must be completed no later than December 12, 2022 ET. The deadline for applications to laboratory animal medicine training programs participating in the VIRMP is December 12, 2022. As the December 12th deadline is distinct from the deadline used by other residency specialties participating in the VIRMP, you should contact your references and registrar to ensure they submit their letters of support and your transcripts ahead of the December 12th deadline. It is essential you select the Tri-Institutional Training Program as a program to which you would like to apply. Your program rankings must be completed by February 17, 2023 at ET. Additional details can be found online at

Tri-Institutional Training Program specific questions should be addressed to:

Neil S. Lipman, VMD
Center of Comparative Medicine and Pathology
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Weill Cornell Medicine
1275 York Avenue
Box 270
New York, NY 10065

Email: [email protected] or [email protected]
Phone: 646-888-2400

Learn more about the Tri-Institutional Training Program in Laboratory Animal Medicine & Science.

  • Training Facilities
    The Tri-Institutional Training Program provides trainees access to world-class biomedical research facilities.
  • Training Description
    The program consists of two main training components: clinical, management, and administrative training and research training
  • Faculty
    The faculty of the Tri-Institutional Training Program is composed of laboratory animal specialists, comparative pathologists, regulatory specialists, and veterinary scientists.
  • Program Duration & Completion
    The duration of the Tri-Institutional Training Program is three years.
  • Postdoctoral Fellows
    Current and prior trainees.
  • Admission Requirements & Process
    Learn more about applying to the Tri-Institutional Training Program.
  • Contact Us
    Contact the Tri-Institutional Training Program.