Training Facilities


The internship 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 Internship in Laboratory Animal Medicine & Pathology.

  • Training Facilities
    The internship program provides trainees access to world-class biomedical research facilities of the three participating institutions and diverse scientific disciplines.
  • Training Description
    The internship training consists of experiential and didactic components.
  • Faculty
    The faculty of the Tri-Institutional Training Program is composed of laboratory animal specialists, comparative pathologists, regulatory specialists, and veterinary scientists.
  • Admission Requirements
    Veterinary students with a strong interest in laboratory animal medicine are encouraged to apply.
  • Contact Us
    Contact us for more information about the Veterinary Student Internship.