Laboratory Animal Medicine

Laboratory Animal Medicine

Laboratory Animal Medicine refers to the specialty of veterinary medicine that addresses clinical medicine, anesthesia, surgery, and research-related support and procedures on both traditional (ie. rodents) and non-traditional laboratory animal (ie. primate, livestock, and aquatic) species. It is one of the only truly “mixed animal” specialties. Its focus is on animal welfare and humane use of animals within biomedical research and teaching.

Specialty areas include:

  • Large animal models
  • Mutant mouse national resource
  • Rodent phenotyping
  • Medical Primatology
  • Zebrafish biology
  • Avian and feline nutrition

Research areas include:

  • SPF derivation and immune response
  • Biology of aging in rhesus macaques
  • Evaluation and prevention of pain in domestic and laboratory animals
  • Epidemiology of infectious diseases
  • Microbiome in laboratory animals
  • Regenerative medicine
  • Environmental toxicology