Benefits & Resources for ACLAM Residents


At Stanford, veterinary residents are considered postdoctoral scholars. The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs has a variety of resources available to postdocs, with information on benefits, housing, campus life, and more.

Visit the links below for more information on:

Health & Wellbeing

Monika Huss, DVM, MS, DACLAM

Post Doctoral and Veterinary Residents Wellness Counselor

The Department of Comparative Medicine values the health and wellbeing of our Postdoc and Residents. Dr. Monika Huss serves as the Postdoc and Veterinary Residents Wellness Counselor and is available for consultation on issues such as work/life balance, stress, and wellbeing.

(650) 723-9774

Relocating to Stanford

Moving to California can seem like a daunting task, but Stanford University and the Department of Comparative Medicine have several resources to assist in a smooth transition.

The Department of Comparative Medicine offers newly hired residents a reimbursement stipend for moving costs such as coach/economy air travel, pets, packing and storage costs up to $1500.  A relocation stipend requires applicants to move greater than 50 miles.

Additional relocation information can be found at the following links:

Safety net for unexpected emergencies

Stanford has Grant-in-Aid financial burden funds specifically to reimburse unexpected hardships for postdoctoral scholars. This program can award up to $5,000 in grants that do not have to be repaid but are taxable.


As a laboratory animal resident in the department of Comparative Medicine, you are classified as a postdoctoral scholar. This qualifies you for loan deferment when you begin your official enrollment/employment with Stanford. For non-federal loans you may need to submit yearly paperwork proving employment in your field. The postdoctoral affairs office can help you complete this paperwork via online submission.