Southwest National Primate Research Center
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Organization/Company: Southwest National Primate Research Center

Location: San Antonio, TX


Pathology Environment: Academic and Research

Discipline/Field of Study: Anatomic

Length of Externship: Varies

Time of Year: Summer / Anytime

Funding: Yes for 8 week summer program

Housing Provided: No

Description of Externship:
This position is for any undergraduate, graduate, or veterinary student, or pathology resident, or veterinarian that is interested in non human primate pathology in an NPRC research and breeding facility.  The student will work in association with medical technologists, histology and necropsy technicians, and two ACVP Board certified pathologists.  Approximately 1100 anatomic accessions are evaluated annually (primarily non-human primates) and 80,000 clinical laboratory procedures are performed. The emphasis is on research support, clinical diagnosis, and colony health. The student is generally expected to produce one publication as a result of the externship. There is ample opportunity to do clinical and research medicine depending on the student's level and to gain experience in a wide variety of laboratory animal medicine and pathology at the Southwest National Primate Research Center.

There are two types of training opportunities available. 

The first training opportunity is a competitive, paid, eight-week, summer internship that is administered by the Southwest National Primate Research Center.  Current students from undergraduate to graduate level, including veterinary school, are eligible to apply.  Applications for this internship are due in the beginning of the year prior to the training.  The announcement is updated annually and is dependent upon funding:

The second training opportunity is a volunteer position appropriate for veterinary student externships, veterinary pathology residents and other interested students and veterinarians.  The length of the training is dependent upon the needs of the trainee as determined by availability of the mentor.

Dr Edward Dick, Jr 
210 258 9894

Updated: 5/21/2017

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