Department of Pathology, Microbiology, and Immunology

Laboratory Animal Medicine Residency Program

Application Process

The Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology/Division of Comparative Medicine at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine is accepting applications for a Veterinary Resident in Laboratory Animal Medicine, available July 1, 2016. 


  • Applicants must have a DVM or equivalent degree prior to July 2016.
  • Applicants must have graduated from an AVMA-accredited institution, or hold a valid Educational Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates (EGFVG) certificate, or have completed the Program for Assessment of Veterinary Education Equivalence (PAVE).
  • All applicants must have a strong interest in pursuing a career in Laboratory Animal Medicine and biomedical research. 
    Vanderbilt University’s Laboratory Animal Medicine Residency Program participates in the Veterinary Internship and Residency Matching Program (VIRMP) overseen by the American Association of Veterinary Clinicians (AAVC). Details on the matching process are described in detail on the VIRMP site (www.virmp.org) and in the Application Process and Instructions for Applicants to Laboratory Animals/Comparative Medicine Training Programs

Qualified applicants must also apply through the Work at Vanderbilt website. Visit www.vanderbilt.edu/work-at-vanderbilt and search for the job ‘Veterinary Resident’ to apply online. 

Application Schedule

October 15, 2015

Applications available at www.virmp.org and www.vanderbilt.edu/work-at-vanderbilt

November 8, 2015

Both applications must be completed and required materials are due.

Applicants identify the programs in VIRMP in which they have an interest.

November & December, 2015


January 22, 2016

Applicants must rank in order of preference all programs in which they have an interest. It is essential to understand that if you rank a program and you match with that program you are obligated to accept the position.  You should not rank a program if you are not willing to accept a position.

February 15, 2016

Match results will be posted on the VIRMP site.

Please send any questions or correspondence to:

Printha McCallum, Program Managermouse
Division of Comparative Medicine
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
1161 21st Avenue South,  MCN-AA6206
Nashville, TN 37232-2130
Email: printha.k.mccallum@vanderbilt.edu

-Vanderbilt University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action university.-