ASLAP Summer Fellowship in Laboratory Animal Medicine

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The Center for Animal Resources and Education (CARE) at Cornell University (CU) is pleased to offer a summer fellowship for a veterinary student to explore the field of Laboratory Animal Medicine (LAM). This fellowship - supported by the American Society of Laboratory Animal Practitioners (ASLAP) Foundation - typically runs from mid-May to the beginning of August. The successful candidate and the CU ASLAP-Liaison will mutually decide upon the actual dates of this fellowship.

Cornell University has a large and diverse Animal Care and Use Program that offers students a broad and rewarding exposure to the field of LAM. The CARE summer fellowship offers experiences in many key aspects of a LAM career, such as: hands-on experience in animal husbandry and clinical veterinary care, introduction to a variety of animal research models, exposure to various aspects of facility design, participation in didactic training programs, and provision of LAM research and support services. The summer fellow will also receive education on the role of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) and the Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) in the day-to-day operation of CU’s Animal Care and Use Program. The fellow will work alongside a team of ACLAM-boarded veterinarians, laboratory animal residents and veterinary technologist to gain exposure to a variety of traditional and non-traditional laboratory animal species. The fellow will participate in surgeries, necropsies, breeding colony management, and management of mouse quarantine and disease surveillance programs. The fellow will also participate in some CU Veterinary Investigators Program (VIP) activities such as a weekly lecture series and team building events.

The fellow will actively participate in a clinical research project and will present the findings at the 2020 National Veterinary Scholars Symposium. Further information on the Veterinary Scholars Symposium is available at the following link: http://www.merialscholars.com.

To qualify for the fellowship, applicants must be enrolled in first or second year of an AVMA-accredited college of veterinary medicine.

To apply for the program, please submit the following documents:

  • A current resume or Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • A letter of intent to:
    • Outline how you developed your interest in LAM;
    • Highlight previous laboratory animal experience;
    • State career goals;
    • Convey the reasons for wanting to do LAM fellowship with CARE at CU.
  • Veterinary school transcript
  • Two letters of reference
  • Applications must be received by February 7, 2020

A selection committee will review all applications and will offer a video interview for a short list of candidates. The final date for interviews is March 2, 2020 for all participating programs. Note that a program may make an offer prior to March 2 and applicants may accept or decline at any time. All programs have agreed that applicants are not required to accept offers until March 2, 2020.

Please email or mail the application documents - including references - to the attention of Dr. Wendy O. Williams and include “ASLAP Summer Fellowship” in the subject line of for all email correspondence. Please also cc Dr. Erica Feldman on all email correspondence to ensure your application is added to our files.

Wendy O. Williams, BA, BSc, DVM, DACLAM

ASLAP Liaison

Assistant Director, Training Services

Center for Animal Resources and Education

Cornell University, T1-010J VRT, CVM Box 14

Ithaca, NY 14853-6401

Phone: 607-253-4251

Fax: 607-253-3527

E-mail: wow2@cornell.edu

https://www.vet.cornell.edu/departments/biomedical-sciences/residencies/...

Erica Feldman, DVM

Resident – Laboratory Animal Medicine

Center for Animal Resources and Education

Cornell University, T1-010J VRT, CVM Box 14

Ithaca, NY 14853-6401

E-mail: erf73@cornell.edu

https://www.vet.cornell.edu/departments/biomedical-sciences/residencies/...

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