Christie Ferrecchia, DVM, Integrative Biology

Open (1) Apprenticeship in Laboratory Animal Medicine with Veterinary Staff

Open. Apprentices needed for the fall semester. Enter your application on the web beginning August 15th. The deadline to apply is Monday, August 27th at 9 AM.

The role of the veterinarian in the research environment has become increasingly critical in recent years. Not only are lab animal veterinarians involved in research involving animal health, but in research endeavors as they relate to and intersect with human or public health (e.g., nutrition, cancer studies, and infectious disease models such as tuberculosis and zika virus) as well.
This apprenticeship is designed to provide the student with an introduction to a career in veterinary research medicine.

Apprentices will work closely with campus research veterinarians who oversee the daily management of the wide variety of university animal populations. The apprentice will get hands on experience in general animal care and husbandry, health surveillance and monitoring, diagnostics and therapeutic techniques, and research medicine. The student will interact with campus animal care staff, veterinarians, and faculty investigators.

This is a one semester position with the option to renew.


Qualifications: Required: Successful applicants must have a strong interest in a career in veterinary research medicine, be hard working, and eager to learn. A time commitment of 6-9 hours (in 2-3 blocks) per week is required. Preferred: Freshman or Sophomore standing is preferred but not essential.

Weekly Hours: 6-8 hrs

Related website: http://www.olac.berkeley.edu/
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