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Logo featuring a medical caduceus on a dark blue oval. ASLAP: The American Society of Laboratory Animal Practitioners

UNC’s Division of Comparative Medicine is excited to offer an American Society of Laboratory Animal Practitioners (ASLAP) Summer Fellowship in Laboratory Animal Medicine for one veterinary student. This 10-12 week summer fellowship runs from mid/late May through late July/early August, 2024.

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has a large animal care and use program that provides students with broad exposure to a diversity of species, research models, and experiences. This opportunity will provide the student with hands-on training in clinical veterinary medicine, pathology, operations, husbandry and research. The summer fellow will:

  • Receive mentorship by faculty and resident veterinarians, vet services staff, and operations staff. Primary clinical mentorship will be provided by a faculty veterinarian.
  • Receive training in management and care of clinical and surgical patients, including pre-, peri- and postoperative surgical care, clinical rounds, and case assessment and follow-up for large and small laboratory animals
  • Gain handling and clinical experience with traditional and non-traditional laboratory animal species
  • Complete a small research project, which will be presented to the Division of Comparative Medicine as a capstone presentation
  • Attend regular meetings, clinical and pathology rounds, resident didactic training, and other pertinent meetings
  • Gain experience in investigator training, operations and husbandry, pathology, colony management, diagnostic support, biocontainment, and IACUC processes and protocol review

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

To apply, please email the following materials to Ilana Galex:

  • Statement of interest, including interest in the program, career goals and previous experience in laboratory animal medicine
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Unofficial veterinary school transcript
  • Two standardized reference letters using ASLAP’s form

Application deadline: Friday, February 2, 2024

A negative tuberculin skin test must be completed within 6 months of the start of the fellowship.

A stipend of $5,000.00, divided into an hourly or monthly wage based on the number of weeks worked, will be provided. Additionally, training and research project costs as well as on-campus housing will be provided.