2021 ACLAM Residents

ACLAM Residency

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 include rodent housing, rodent barrier, ABSL-2 facilities, surgical suites, small animal imaging core, extensive aquatics, a field marine station, and anatomical and clinical pathology diagnostic laboratories.

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. Megan Albertelli.

Post Doctoral and Veterinary Residents Wellness Counselor


Congratulations to our 2020 AALAS poster competition winner:
       Dr. Kaela Navarro (1st place)!

Dr. Navarro’s project:  Lipid Bound Extended Release Buprenorphine Effectively Attenuates Post-Operative Hypersensitivity in an Incisional Pain Model in Mice (Mus Musculus)

Past Residents

Current Residents           

Alexandra Blaney, DVM
(650) 498-2944

Alexandria Hicks-Nelson, DVM, MS, MS
(650) 498-2947

Allyson Davis, DVM

Kaela L. Navarro, DVM, MS

Justin Arthur, DVM

Kate Gates, DVM

Past Residents

Brian Zude, DVM

Erin Katz, DVM
Clinical Veterinarian
Wayne State University
Detroit, MI

Jacob Theil, DVM, MPVM, DACLAM
Senior Veterinarian
UC Davis, CA

Stacey Kang, DVM, DACLAM
Senior Veterinarian
UC Irvine, CA

Sean Adams, DVM, PhD, DACLAM
Clinical Veterinarian
The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson

Travis Seymour, VMD, MLAS, DACLAM
Assistant Director, Quality Assurance and Regulatory Support
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA

Angela Chang, DVM, MBA
Relief Veterinarian
(Small Animal/Exotics)
Self Employed
Houston, TX

Helen Chum, DVM, DACLAM
Attending Veterinarian
Veterans Administration Hospital
Palo Alto, CA


Past Residents - continued

Kathleen Heng, DVM, DACLAM
Neuroscience Postdoctoral Scholar 
Stanford, CA

Antwain Howard, DVM, DACLAM
Associate Director & Attending Veterinarian
Greenfield, IN

Monika Huss, DVM, MS, DACLAM
Clinical Assistant Professor
Stanford University

C. Tyler Long, DVM, DACLAM, DABT
Research Assistant Professor
UNC Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC

Gabriel McKeon, DVM, DACLAM
Attending Veterinarian
NC State University

Stephanie Torreilles, DVM, MBA, DACLAM
Consultant/Clinical Veterinarian
Fort Lauderdale, FL

Jana Baxter, DVM
Contract Veterinarian
Baxter Relief Services
New York, NY