Veterinary Residency in Laboratory Animal Medicine

The Oregon National Primate Research Center (ONPRC) is proud to participate in the Oregon State Laboratory Animal Medicine Residency Consortium (OSLAMRC) which includes the following primary institutions:
  • Oregon State University, College of Veterinary Medicine –Corvallis, OR
  • Oregon Health &Science University, Marquam Hill Campus –Portland, OR
  • Oregon National Primate Research Center, OHSU West Campus –Beaverton, OR
Up to three veterinary resident positions in laboratory animal medicine are available each year or alternating years, one at each of the three primary institutions above. Please see below for application instructions.  

The OSLAMRC program is recognized by the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM) to prepare veterinarians for careers in the veterinary specialty of laboratory animal medicine (LAM) and meet all requirements to support preparation for ACLAM board certification. The program is three years and includes a combination of didactic training and supervised clinical experience in conjunction with mentored research and submission of a first-authorship manuscript to a peer-reviewed scientific journal. Clinical and pathology training include lectures and seminars covering a range of pertinent topics in laboratory animal models, species biology, clinical and pathologic aspects of diseases, facility management and design, human resources management, and regulatory affairs and oversight.

The OSLAMRC is a multi-institutional residency program. Residents are expected to spend the majority of their time at their respective home institution, but will also complete rotations at the other primary institutions listed above. Additionally, optional rotations are available at the following participating institutions:

  • Legacy Research Institute –Portland, OR
  • Portland Veterans Affairs Medical Center –Portland, OR
  • Hatfield Marine Science Center –Newport, OR
Participation by multiple institutions provides LAM residents unique opportunities for exposure to a wide breadth of animal species, research projects, and faculty expertise and perspective, with emphasis on comparative and preventive medicine. Concurrent graduate degree programs are available.

Candidates must be highly motivated, have strong academic records, and possess excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills. Qualified applicants must 1) have a DVM/VMD degree or equivalent from an AVMA-accredited college of veterinary medicine (or have completed all ECFVG requirements), 2) have passed the national veterinary licensure examination (NAVLE) by the initiation of the program, and 3) be currently licensed to practice in at least one state in the U.S.

Each of the member institutions hires their own residents. Please contact the appropriate person listed below to request information about applying to a specific institution. Depending on funding availability and institutional needs, applications may be through the Veterinary Internship and Residency Matching Program (VIRMP) website, where complete application requirements can also be found: Applications for the resident positions may also be posted independently of the VIRMP, so please contact the appropriate person below with any application questions.

Please direct inquiries according to institution(s) of primary interest, but multiple institutional inquiries are welcome.

For Oregon State University College of Veterinary Medicine, contact:
Helen E. Diggs, MEd, DVM, DACLAM
OSLAMRC Program Director & OSU Site Director
LARC Director/Campus Attending Veterinarian, OSU College of Veterinary Medicine 
Oregon State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

For Oregon Health &Science University Marquam Hill campus, contact:
Kim Saunders, DVM, DACLAM
OHSU Site Director –OSLAMRC
Director and Professor, Department of Comparative Medicine
Oregon Health & Science University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.  

For the Oregon National Primate Research Center of OHSU, contact:
Jeff Stanton, DVM, MA, DACLAM
OSLAMRC Training Program Coordinator
Head –Education &Training Unit
Assistant Professor and Clinical Veterinarian, Division of Comparative Medicine
Oregon Health &Science University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer