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Oregon State Laboratory Animal Medicine Residency Consortium: Oregon State University, Oregon Health & Science University, and the Oregon National Primate Research Center

Applications are invited for three residency positions currently available through the Oregon State Laboratory Animal Medicine Residency Consortium.  One residency is available at Oregon State University College of Veterinary Medicine and two residencies at Oregon Health & Science University; one on the main campus in Comparative Medicine and one at the Oregon National Primate Research Center.  Residents spend the majority of their time at their respective home institution but rotate among the other participating institutions.

This training program is designed to prepare veterinarians for careers in laboratory animal medicine and is an ACLAM-certified residency program that meets all requirements to support preparation for ACLAM board certification. The program is three years in duration, with a total of two years focused on didactic training and supervised clinical experience and one year of mentored research.  Clinical and pathology training include lectures and seminars covering a range of pertinent topics in laboratory animal models, species biology and disease conditions, facility management and design, human resources management, and regulatory affairs and oversight.

The Oregon State Laboratory Animal Medicine Residency Consortium is a multi-institutional residency program.  Although these resident positions will have their respective primary training sites listed above, the training experience will include rotations at all participating sites: Oregon State University and the College of Veterinary Medicine (Corvallis, OR), Oregon Health & Science University (Portland, OR), Oregon National Primate Research Center of OHSU (Beaverton, OR), the Legacy Research Institute (Portland, OR) and the Portland Veterans Affairs Medical Center (Portland, OR).  Multi-institution participation provides a unique collaborative opportunity for residents.  This program provides an emphasis on comparative and preventive medicine in the wide variety of animal species used in research, teaching, and testing at the participating campuses.  Concurrent Master’s degree programs are available.

Qualified applicants must have a VMD/DVM degree or equivalent from an AVMA-accredited college of veterinary medicine (or have completed all ECFVG requirements), and passed the national veterinary licensure examination (NAVLE) by the initiation of the program.  To qualify, applicants must be currently licensed to practice in at least one state in the U.S.  Candidates must be highly motivated, have strong academic records, and possess excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.  

Applicants should submit a cover letter of interest stating career goals, curriculum vitae (including veterinary class rank), complete veterinary and graduate school transcripts, and the names, addresses, e-mail and telephone numbers of at least three professional references.  Please direct inquiries according to institution(s) of primary interest, but multiple institutional inquiries and applications are welcome.

For Oregon State University College of Veterinary Medicine, contact: 

Helen E. Diggs, MEd, DVM, DACLAM, Residency Consortium Director
LARC Director/Campus Attending Veterinarian, College of Veterinary Medicine
3151 SW Washington Way, Corvallis, OR, 97331
[helen.diggs@oregonstate.edu
Oregon State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

For Oregon Health & Science University, Department of Comparative Medicine contact: Kim Saunders, DVM, DACLAM, Director and Professor, Department of Comparative Medicine, OHSU, Portland, OR. [saunderk@ohsu.edu] Oregon Health & Science University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.  

For Oregon National Primate Research Center of OHSU contact: Stanton Gray, DVM, PhD, Assistant Associate Director, Division of Animal Resources, ONPRC, Beaverton, OR, 97006. [grayst@ohsu.edu] Oregon Health & Science University/Oregon National Primate Research Center is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

No new residents will be recruited for the academic year 2013-14.

Contact Info

Laboratory Animal Resources Center
Research Office
Corvallis OR 97331-4501
Phone: 541-737-2263
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