Department of Pathology, Microbiology, and Immunology

Laboratory Animal Medicine

Residency Program

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PROGRAM: Vanderbilt offers a 2 year residency program which is recognized by the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM) and offers motivated individuals a training environment designed to meet the ACLAM board eligibility requirements. In addition to didactic training and supervised practice, the Vanderbilt program will support the resident in a hypothesis driven research project designed to lead to a first-author publication. The Veterinary Resident is a staff position and is eligible for all staff benefits.
Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) is a premier research institution, internationally recognized for its leadership and innovation in the biomedical and biological sciences. Vanderbilt’s comprehensive Animal Care and Use Program supports cutting edge research in multiple disciplines that include unique surgical models and state of the art core capabilities in the fields of behavioral and imaging science. Residents in the program will receive an exciting, well-rounded experience working with a wide array of species in a variety of facility designs. VUMC has been accredited by AAALAC International since 1967 and, as such, the resident will learn the challenges and successes of integrating traditional foundations with new requirements and resources.
Through clinical activities, residents will learn the management of preventive medicine and health surveillance programs. Clinical care will include development of diagnostic and treatment plans while taking into consideration the experimental constraints and research needs. Residents will gain compliance experience during a rotation in Vanderbilt’s Office of Animal Welfare Assurance where they will become familiar with protocol review, semi-annual inspections and Vanderbilt’s unique post-approval compliance monitoring program. For more detailed information, please visit our listing under Career Development-Training Opportunities for Graduate Veterinarians at the American Society of Laboratory Animal Practitioners (ASLAP) website.
FACULTY: The Division of Comparative Medicine has a faculty of eight Veterinarians, including three ACLAM Diplomates and one ACVP Diplomate.
            Printha McCallum
            Administrative Manager, Division of Comparative Medicine
            Vanderbilt University Medical Center
            Email: printha.k.mccallum@vanderbilt.edu