Training

Lab Animal Residency Program

The University of Florida is currently accepting applications for our Residency Program.

The University of Florida Residency in Laboratory Animal Medicine is a 3 year non-degree program. Residents are provided a stipend and health benefits. Eight veterinarians boarded by the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine with one also boarded by the American College of Veterinary Pathology participate in the program. The University of Florida AAALAC-accredited research program is diverse providing residents with a broad experience. Animal Care Services employs over 100 staff with over 200,000 gsf of animal facilities used for housing a broad range of species. The ACLAM-approved training program supports three residents.

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Veterinary Internship and Resident Matching Program

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The ACS Veterinary Staff offers many FREE hands-on training opportunities. This training is designed to help the UF animal research community refine essential technical skills and knowledge, and ensure animal well-being and regulatory compliance.

You must be on a submitted or approved protocol and enrolled in the Animal Contact Program to attend any training below.

ACS801 Rodent Handling Workshop

This course is voluntary and HIGHLY recommended for research staff who will be working with mice and rats and focuses on many essential technical skills including (but not limited to) rodent handling, restraint, and injection technique.

ACS802 Aseptic Technique Workshop

This course is MANDATORY for all research staff participating in survival surgery and focuses on aseptic technique, surgical guidelines and strategies, incision and suturing information and post-operative monitoring.

Special Training Request

ACS also provides custom, hands-on training for special procedures and techniques in rodents and non-rodents. If you need assistance with any procedure not covered by the above courses, submit a special training inquiry here.

ACS Mouse Breeding Workshop

This is course is HIGHLY recommended for research staff who will be breeding mice. It is comprised of a 30 minute presentation followed by questions and discussion with participants.