Comparative Medicine

Residency Program in Laboratory Animal Medicine

The Comparative Medicine Department at Stanford University sponsors a residency training program in laboratory animal medicine.  Along with a research focus, this 3-year program emphasizes the clinical, pathological, regulatory, and administrative aspects of laboratory animal medicine. The training program is officially recognized by the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM).  Successful program completion satisfies eligibility requirements for specialty board certification.

Stanford is considered a world leader in the advancement of science and technology and has a rich history of training top-notch comparative medicine scientists, veterinarian specialist in laboratory animal medicine and pathology, and veterinary externs. Stanford is a thriving residential campus and community. It sits on 8,000 picturesque acres of foothills and plains – once a horse farm belonging to Jane and Leland Stanford and still fondly known as "the Farm".

The University has extremely diverse research areas involving animals, encompassing studies in the Schools of Medicine; Engineering; and Sciences.  The University also has a Transgenic, Behavioral, Imaging, Cancer, and Stem Cell Cores.

The Department’s Veterinary Service Center (VSC) provides veterinary care to all animals used on campus. Our dedicated veterinary expertise includes specialists in: laboratory animal medicine, pathology, internal medicine, anesthesiology and preventive medicine.

Animal vivaria total more than 110,000 gross square feet in 21 buildings. Some unique features of facilities including rodent barrier, ABSL-3/ABSL-2 facilities, extensive surgical suites, small animal imaging, rodent behavioral cores, extensive aquatics and a field marine station.

Stanford University participates in the Veterinary Internship and Residency Matching Program (VIRMP) as do many other Laboratory Animal Medicine postdoctoral training programs within the United States.Submission requirements and deadlines can be found there. Questions related to training program content should be directed to Dr. Stephen Felt.

Dr. Stephen Felt
Residency Director
Stanford University School of Medicine
Department of Comparative Medicine
RAF 1, Quad 7, Bldg 330
Stanford, CA 94305-5410

Stanford Comparative Medicine Residents

Current Residents

Kathleen Heng, DVM                            
(650) 498-9914

Stacey Kang, DVM                         
(650) 725-547

Erin Katz, DVM
(650) 736-4323   

Jacob Theil, DVM, MPVM
(650) 723-6375

Past Residents

Angela Chang, DVM, MBA
Texas A&M (2010)

Helen Chum, DVM, DACLAM
UC Berkeley, CA

Antwain Howard, DVM, DACLAM
Covance, Indianapolis, IN

Monika Huss, DVM, MS
Staff Veterinarian, Stanford University

C. Tyler Long, DVM, DACLAM
Clinical Veterinarian
NC State University

Gabriel McKeon, DVM, DACLAM
Attending Veterinarian
NC State Universityy

Stephanie Torreilles, DVM, MBA, DACLAM

Jana Baxter, DVM


Department of Comparative Medicine Faculty and Clinical Veterinary Staff

Megan Albertelli, DVM, PhD, DACLAM
Donna Bouley, DVM, PhD, DACVP
Paul Buckmaster, DVM, PhD
David Chu, DVM, DACLAM
Corinna Darian-Smith, PhD
Joseph Garner, D.Phil
Sherril Green, DVM, PhD, DACVIM
Shaul Hestrin, PhD
Claude Nagamine, DVM, PhD, DACLAM
Cholawat Pacharinsak, DVM, PhD, DACVAA

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