Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine

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Clinical rotation in laboratory animal medicine
This half-block clinical rotation is designed to expose interested students to the field of Laboratory Animal Medicine. The rotation can be divided into three general sections: 1) clinical service involving the diagnosis and treatment of colony animals; 2) didactic training in the biology and medicine of traditional laboratory animal species; and 3) an individual literature search and PowerPoint presentation on an assigned mouse or rat strain or stock.
LSU School of Veterinary Medicine
Full Veterinary Library, computers, rounds, Colloquium with laboratory animal medicine residents.
Each student will be exposed to each of two main facilities under the auspices of the Division of Laboratory Animal Medicine, namely: the School of Veterinary Medicine (SVM) Vivarium and Canine Facilities and the Life Sciences Animal Care Facility and Agriculture Center Vivarium. Students are expected to assist the LAM Residents in diagnostic, surgical, and therapeutic techniques utilized in the care and management of colony animals. In addition, students will record all new, and potentially on-going, clinical cases in the standard SOAP format. Each student will be assigned a rodent strain/stock to investigate. During the last scheduled Colloquium of the rotation, each student will present a semi-formal presentation utilizing PowerPoint . The presentation is to last no more than 10 minutes. It is expected that sufficient free time will be available during the “Clinics” days to facilitate this project however no specific time is set aside. The student is required to leave an electronic copy of the presentation on the computer with DLAM.
Minimally 8 hours/day, 5 days per week.
LSU School of Veterinary Medicine
Skip Bertman Drive, Baton Rouge, LA 70803
rstout [at] vetmed [dot] lsu [dot] edu
Rhett W. Stout, DVM, PhD, DACLAM
Updated: 05/21/12