The Certificate in Laboratory Animal Medicine is designed to provide continuing education and applied training for licensed U.S. veterinarians working in the field of Laboratory Animal Medicine.
The certificate consists of four courses totaling 160 hours of study. One online course and three applied courses, consisting of one-week placements at regional training centers must be completed to obtain the certificate. The regional training centers are Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care (AAALAC) accredited facilities.
The one-week placements are located at regional biomedical training centers. Participants will spend time with professional staff in research animal facilities, observe practices related to the discipline, and learn skills and techniques that will build on your current knowledge of veterinary medicine.
Successful participants will receive a Certificate in Laboratory Animal Medicine from the University of Guelph. This Certificate is endorsed by the American Society of Laboratory Animal Practitioners
Course Instructor:Dr. Lesley Colby obtained her DVM and MS (Immunology/Microbiology) from the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine (VMRCVM). After practicing in Montana, she returned to VMRCVM to complete a Postdoctoral Training Program in Laboratory Animal Medicine. Afterward, she worked as an Associate Professor at the University of Michigan and Director of their Postdoctoral Training Program in Laboratory Animal Medicine. She currently works as an Associate Professor at the University of Washington where she is Senior Director of Animal Resources and Operations. Dr. Colby is a Diplomate of the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine and holds a special interest in issues related to training of veterinary students and veterinarians as well as occupational health and biocontainment. She is a past president of ASLAP.
Course Schedule: The nine-week Introduction to Lab Animal Medicine – Theory course is offered three times each year starting in February, May and October. The Applied Lab Animal Medicine I, II and III courses are open entry; participants may register once the Introduction to Lab Animal Medicine – Theory is completed, in consultation with the Program Coordinator.
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Online Technical Requirements: Visit the System Requirements page to assess your computer system.
For information on the Canadian Certificate in Laboratory Animal Medicine, visit www.lam-cdn.open.uoguelph.ca
For information on the Latin American Certificate in Laboratory Animal Medicine, visit www.lam-la.coles.uoguelph.ca
Course Cancellation:A refund, less a $125.00 administration fee will be issued provided the Centre for Open Learning receives written notification of withdrawal and the income tax receipt at least seven (7) calendar days prior to the start date of a module.
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