Training

Lab Animal Residency Program

The University of Florida Laboratory Animal Medicine Residency is an ACLAM-approved, 3-year, non-degree program supported by 8 veterinarians, 5 whom are ACLAM-boarded. As an AAALAC-accredited research program, Animal Care Services employs over 140 staff with more than 200,000 square feet of animal facility space encompassing 20 buildings and housing approximately 15 species, providing residents with a broad range of diverse experiences. In addition to basic and bench science, Animal Care Services supports the research activities of 16 different colleges including the following professional schools: the College of Veterinary Medicine, the College of Medicine, the College of Dentistry, and the College of Pharmacy, as well as the UF Health Hospital and the Malcolm Randall VA Medical Center.  Click for full description of residency program 

Investigative Staff Training

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.