ASLAP Foundation Summer Fellowship
in Laboratory Animal Medicine at the University of Missouri

Interested in any or all of the following?

  • working with a variety of non-traditional animal species
  • coupling veterinary medicine and research interests
  • state-of-the-art research to improve human and animal health
  • learning about opportunities for veterinarians in biomedical research
  • getting paid to do so

If so, consider participating in this summer fellowship program.

Laboratory Animal Medicine offers many unique and exciting challenges. Individuals in these fields are involved in the care of many diverse animal species, administration of animal resources, diagnosis of diseases including many previously unrecognized and research that fosters improvement of human and animal health. Moreover, these individuals are in high demand and pursue a number of very rewarding career paths.

Through sponsorship from the American Society of Laboratory Animal Practitioners (ASLAP) Foundation, the University of Missouri Comparative Medicine Program is offering two 10-12 week summer fellowships. Activities will focus on laboratory animal medicine and comparative medicine research. Examples of activities include:

  • veterinary care of research animals including dogs, cats, rabbits, swine, rats and mice
  • experimental surgeries
  • clinical and pathology rounds, research laboratory meetings, journal clubs, seminars, coursework, IACUC meetings, facility inspections and animal handling laboratories
  • investigations of research animal diseases
  • research project

For additional information about program activities, contact Dr. Craig Franklin at franklinc@missouri.edu.

In this fellowship, you will interact with 10-12 post-DVM residents and 15 faculty including 7 ACLAM board certified veterinarians. The ASLAP fellow will also join 25-30 other veterinary students as part of the MU Veterinary Research Scholars Program (VRSP) – see http://www.cvm.missouri.edu/vrs/ for more information.

To apply, send a letter of intent describing your career goals, a resume, a letter of reference from one faculty member at your college and your current Vet School GPA to:

Dr. Craig Franklin
Voice (573) 882-6623
Email franklinc@missouri.edu

If you are interested in both the ASLAP summer fellowship in laboratory animal medicine and the VRSP, you can save time with one application. Apply to the VRSP at http://www.cvm.missouri.edu/vrs/apply.htm and indicate in your letter of interest that you are also interested in the ASLAP fellowship.

The deadline for applications is February 14, 2014.

Similar externships (3 weeks minimum) are also available throughout the year. Direct questions to Dr. Franklin.

For additional veterinary student research opportunities, visit Merial Veterinary Scholars or the National and Canadian Research Opportunities for Veterinary Students web page
This program is sponsored by Merial, Pfizer, Boehringer Ingelheim, Bayer and the MU College of Veterinary Medicine
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