Education & Training
The faculty of the Department of Pathobiology are fully immersed in the educational mission of Penn Vet at all levels. We offer residency training in anatomic pathology and laboratory animal medicine.
Laboratory Animal Medicine
Training of Veterinary Students: Faculty and staff from our group teach veterinary students about laboratory animal biology, medicine, and diseases by providing the following didactic courses in the Veterinary School (VPTH 615, VPTH 641, VPTH 789).
Additional opportunities for veterinary students include:
- Summer interships: We offer summer internships to first and second year veterinary students who want to learn about laboratory animals and their care. The application deadline is approximately end of January.
- Externships/Preceptorships: The University of Missouri Comparative Medicine Program (CMP) offers externships ranging from two to twelve weeks. Activities vary with the goals of the extern, and combine clinical laboratory medicine activities and research. Additional information about these programs can be found on the ASLAP web page. Contact Dr. Craig Franklin at the University of Missouri (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- Work-study: We also offer work-study opportunities for Penn pre-veterinary students. Please contact Dr. James Marx or Dr. Raimon Duran-Struuck for questions about any of these opportunities.
- NJAALAS Lab Animal Scholarship: This scholarship is to be awarded to New Jersey residents attending a New Jersey, New York, or Pennsylvania institution and pursuing the field of lab animal science. Learn more…
Training of Veterinary Residents: Beginning in the summer of 2006, our academic role expanded with the initiation of a three-year residency training program in laboratory animal medicine within the Department of Pathobiology. This training program meets all the criteria for recognition by the AVMA specialty organization, the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM). A total of two residents per year are accepted into our very competitive program.
For more information please contact Dr. Raimon Duran-Struuck and visit:
We welcome queries about residency training or short rotation opportunities for veterinary students from Penn or other veterinary schools contact Dr. Jim Marx (veterinary student opportunities) or Dr. Raimon Duran-Struuck (for residency queries).
If you are interested in Anatomic Pathology, please visit the American College of Veterinary Pathologists website to learn more.
To apply, contact:
Dr. Amy Durham
University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine
Laboratory of Pathology & Toxicology
Ryan Hospital, Rm 4041
3900 Delancey Street Philadelphia, PA 19104-6051
Call, fax or email for an application package: