Laboratory animal medicine is recognized by the American
Veterinary Medical Association as the specialty field within veterinary
medicine that is concerned with the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention
of diseases in animals used as subjects in biomedical activities.
Laboratory animal medicine also encompasses methods of minimizing and
preventing pain or discomfort in research animals and identification of
complicating factors in animal research.
The American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine and the American Society of Laboratory Animal Practitioners
provide useful information for individuals interested in a career in
laboratory animal medicine. For information on externships or training
programs/residencies in laboratory animal medicine, please contact any