Comparative and Laboratory Animal Medicine Major

This major is a program that focuses on the scientific study of animal models of human disease and related experimental procedures and prepares veterinarians and animal health specialists to manage the laboratory use and care of experimental animals.

Includes instruction in laboratory animal husbandry, laboratory animal disease, biohazard control, gnotobiology, breeding, comparative anatomy and physiology, comparative gene mapping, protein function, physical and mathematical modeling, computer modeling, stem cell technology, colony and genetic stock management, cryopreservation, applicable regulations, and bioethics.

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What can you do with a major/degree in Veterinary Medicine?  Learn more on the Careers/Jobs/Internships in Veterinary Medicine page.

What can you do with a major/degree in Comparative and Laboratory Animal Medicine Major?

With a major/degree in this field of study, you will likely find a job where you work with animals of all types in the field of scientific research.  You will need to obtain state licensure.


Trade Associations and Professional Organizations in Comparative and Laboratory Animal Medicine Major

Professional associations are groups of professionals dedicated to topics in specific fields. Professional associations provide a wealth of online resources, some of which are geared specifically towards students. These organizations typically also host conferences and events, providing great opportunities for learning and networking across your field of interest.


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