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Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2021-2022.
Laboratory animal medicine is a diverse field in which veterinarians directly impact on the well-being of animals used in research, teaching and testing. Lab animal veterinarians assist researchers in achieving their goals, while encouraging replacement, reduction, and refinement of animal use. Treatment of animals and preparation of preventive medicine programs requires the laboratory animal veterinarian to have knowledge of the biology and comparative medicine of a wide variety of species. It is also essential for laboratory animal veterinarians to have knowledge of research methodologies, and animal models of disease as well as a good understanding of state and federal regulations, and guidelines governing the use of animals. In addition, occupational health and safety, and animal facility design are important parts of an institutional animal care program, to which laboratory animal veterinarians have input. The diversity of species, and the novel circumstances that arise regularly in this field make laboratory animal medicine an exciting and unique discipline of veterinary medicine.
When Offered Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer.
Permission Note Enrollment limited to: fourth-year veterinary students.
Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: VTMED 5510.
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