Ensuring the humane care and responsible use of laboratory animals
The Laboratory Animal Medicine Program (LAMP) is a division of the Department of Population Health and is the academic home for the college’s laboratory animal medicine specialists. This team works to advance scientific knowledge and improve the health and well being of humans and other animals while ensuring the humane care and responsible use of laboratory animals. They also offer a residency program for those interested in expanding their knowledge in this area.
In biomedical research, experimental animals have enormous importance as models for predicting behavior, health, and disease or for gaining information regarding basic biologic processes. Scientific, legal and ethical considerations have prompted comprehensive and rigorous standards for the handling, care and use of experimental animals. The veterinarians in the lab animal program are experts in the needs and healthcare of a wide variety of animal species in research settings.