Students in the program earn an MS in Laboratory Animal Medicine in two years. Our objective is to provide the biomedical research community with skilled individuals in laboratory animal science who can fulfill needed positions in research and animal care facilities immediately upon graduation.
With new and more restrictive animal protection guidelines, the scientific and research industries urgently need highly qualified personnel to lead and manage their laboratory animal research activities in a highly competent manner. Many exciting opportunities exist including those in academia, industry (biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies), and government. Laboratory animal medicine experts are involved in veterinary care, teaching, animal resource management, refinement of animal models, development of alternatives to animals in research, and independent research.