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Residency in Laboratory Animal Medicine

The Department of Pathology/Section on Comparative Medicine of Wake Forest School of Medicine invites applications for  Residency in Laboratory Animal Medicine.

This ACLAM-certified residency offers a unique opportunity for motivated individuals interested in residency training in a high-quality training program designed to provide board eligibility for the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine. Our structured program is guided by 1 ACLAM Diplomate and has a strong record of success in board preparation. The residency provides experience across a wide species range, with an emphasis on nonhuman primates.

The duration of residency is 2 years or 1 year of residency with the potential for subsequent entry into a 3-year NIH-sponsored post-doctoral fellowship leading to an advanced degree (PhD or MS). Research opportunities include internationally recognized programs in aging, cardiovascular disease, cancer, regenerative medicine, diabetes, reproductive system disorders, and substance abuse.

Unique institutional resources include the Center for Comparative Medicine Research, the Comprehensive Cancer Center of Wake Forest University, the WFU Institute for Regenerative Medicine, the Center for Human Genomics, the Women's Health Center of Excellence, the Center for Biomolecular Imaging, and the Sticht Center for Aging Research. A national resource primate breeding colony is housed at the WFUPC. WFSM provides health insurance and other fringe benefits.

The Medical Center is the major employer in Winston-Salem, an affordable community of 200,000 in the Piedmont region of North Carolina. Applicants must be graduates of AVMA-accredited schools of veterinary medicine, or have a license to practice in a US state. Wake Forest School of Medicine participates in the Veterinary Internship & Residency Matching Program. Interested applicants should access the VIRMP web site and complete the application process.

For additional information about the veterinary training opportunities at Wake Forest School of Medicine contact:

Nancy Kock, DVM, PhD, DACVP, Recruiting Coordinator
Department of Pathology, Section on Comparative Medicine
Wake Forest School of Medicine
Medical Center Boulevard
Winston-Salem, NC 27157-1040
Telephone: 336-713-7389, or email

Wake Forest School of Medicine is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. 

Quick Reference

Veterinary Training Programs in Comparative Med
Recruiting Director - T35
Kylie Kavanagh VMS MVS MPH

Tel: 336-713-1475

E-mail Dr. Kavanagh

Recruiting Director - T32 and All Others
Nancy Kock DVM PhD

Tel: 336-713-7389

E-mail Dr. Kock

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