The unique collection of professional experience available at NIRC provides a resource that is shared with the Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine and other universities through teaching.
The opportunity for students to work with veterinarians in the field of primate medicine coupled with the “hands-on” work experience available at NIRC allows students to become acquainted with facets of veterinary medicine that few veterinary schools can provide alone.
Additionally, students can become confident with various techniques such as radiology and ultrasonography as well as daily administration of medications and treatments to these unique animals by way of the individualized training provided through the Division of Veterinary Science. The veterinarians working within the Division of Veterinary Science have teaching responsibility that includes:
Avian and Exotic Block responsibilities include:
- A group of veterinary students will visit NIRC site for the day in a four week rotation.
- Students will have the opportunity to gain introductory experience with clinical techniques such as sedation, handling sedated animals, obtaining diagnostic specimens including bleed techniques.
- Students will be given a tour and allotted opportunity to ask questions about primate medicine, and career opportunities and training available through NIRC
Primate Medicine Lectures
Preceptorships are available for senior students in 2 and 4-week periods for to gain in-depth training in primate medicine. Students will work under direct supervision of an assigned veterinarian who provides instruction and guidance on medical management of selected colonies.