Laboratory Animal Science Program Technical Skills

Applicants are encouraged to include all animal related experience they have. Experience and skills related to the maintenance of the health and well-being of animals in research or laboratory animal facility settings will be considered as hour-for-hour against experience requirement. Such experience includes procurement, care, use, handling, treatment, surgical or necropsy activities, cage wash operations, clinical pathology, quality assurance and IACUC functions that relate to laboratory animal science or the direct supervision or training of personnel engaged in these activities, and experience gained as part of an externship, internship, preceptorship, or fellowship in a laboratory animal facility.

Experience and skills in a laboratory animal facility that does not affect the health and well-being of laboratory animals such as office/administration, selling laboratory animals equipment or in a non-laboratory animal facility such as veterinary clinics, zoos, pet stores, or other similar businesses will be considered based on a 3 to 1 ratio. Therefore, 9 months of such experience will be considered as equal to 3 months of hands-on experience requirement.