This is a summer internship available from mid-May through late-August.
This internship will expose students to the regulatory requirements associated with the use of animals in bio-medical research. Students will be provided with the opportunity to see and participate in a variety of different jobs that are critical to the laboratory animal science field and it will provide them with a broad overview of the career opportunities available in the field. Students may be encouraged to prepare a presentation on a topic ot their choosing that is relevant to lab animal science/lab animal medicine. This aspect will further serve to develop their presentation skills and enable them to research an area of interest in the field. Depending on their past experience and future plans, students may report to the Facility Manager, Senior Veterinary Technician or one of the Veterinarians within the department.
- Providing daily husbandry care for a variety of species - Observing animals as part of daily health checks - Performing or assisting with environmental enrichment program for a variety of species - Performing or assisting with medical treatments and/or preventive health care under the direction of veterinary technicians or veterinarians - Assisting veterinary technicians with surgical/veterinary equipment and procedure room maintenance - Assisting veterinary technicians with routine and/or diagnostic sample collection and processing - Assisting with or performing cage wash operations - Assisting veterinary technicians with surgical and imaging procedures; - Maintaining records in compliance with all applicable federal regulations
- Attending Institutional Animal Care and Use meetings to learn about the review of animal use protocols - Assisting the Facility Supervisor or veterinary technicians with receipt of incoming animal orders or supplies
- May assist animal care technicians in monthly room breakdown and set up.
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Animal Care Facility
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