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1060 William Moore Drive
Raleigh, NC 27607

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2014 North Carolina - Workshop in Laboratory Animal Medicine

Sponsored by the North Carolina Academy of Laboratory Animal Medicine (NCALAM)

May 15 - 18, 2014

The symposium will present relevant topics in Laboratory Animal Medicine with an emphasis on the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM) primary species and recent literature.  Registration for the workshop is required.

The slide collection established by the team at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) will be available for review electronically. This collection includes biology and diseases of many laboratory animal species. Group or individual review of these sets will be available in the NCSU-CVM Library. The library will be open extended hours the May 15th -18th. 

The Laboratory Animal Medicine Mock Exam on Saturday, May 17th is open to all interested individuals and does not require registration to the symposium.  Anyone wishing to attend only the mock exam should contact D. Kurtz directly (see below).

Target Audience:
The course is appropriate for veterinarians specializing in laboratory animal medicine, especially those preparing for ACLAM board certification.

Registration Information

Registration is now closed.

*Online registration will remain open until the course is full or until one week prior to the course date. Early registration is recommended.

Registration will be limited to 100 attendees. Registrations will be accepted on a "first come" basis.

Registration fees will include:

Attendees may request printed copies of the course handouts (black & white only) and mock exams for an additional cost of $25.  This request must be made in advance and the fee must be paid at the time of registration.

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Location & Lodging

This course will be held at the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine at 1060 William Moore Dr. in Raleigh, NC.

A block of 20 rooms have been reserved at the Ramada Inn off of 1520 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh, NC, (919) 832-4100.  The special room rate is $69.00 + tax, which includes a complimentary breakfast buffet.  Use Block Code CGWLAM  when making reservation.   The deadline for this rate is April 30, 2014. The hotel website is - (if direct link does not work, copy and paste URL into browser). 

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Continuing Education

This course offer 13 hours each of continuing veterinary medical education for veterinarians and veterinary technicians by the North Carolina Veterinary Medical Board. Full attendance is required to receive total CVME credit.

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Special Instructions:


Thursday, May 15, 2014

Time Event Speaker
7:30A - 10:00P
NCSU- Veterinary Medicine Library
7:30A - 8:30A Registration, Breakfast & Coffee  
8:30A - 9:00A Welcome David Kurtz, DVM, PhD, DACLAM - National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
9:00A - 10:15A The Laboratory Mouse Virginia Godfrey DVM, DACLAM - University of North Carolina (UNC) - Chapel Hill
10:15A - 10:30A Break
10:30A -11:45A Disaster Planning for the Laboratory
Animal Veterinarian
Judith Nielsen, DVM, DACLAM - UNC-Chapel Hill
11:45A - 1:00P Lunch
1:00P - 2:15P

Literature Review

(Comparative Medicine)

Allison Rogalla, DVM - UNC - Chapel Hill
2:15P - 3:30P The Laboratory Hamster, Guinea Pig &
Chandra Williams, DVM, DACLAM - UNC -Charlotte
3:30P - 3:45P Break
3:45P - 5:00P The Laboratory Dog Kyha Willliams, DVM, DACLAM - Duke University Medical School

Friday, May 16, 2014

Time Event Speaker
7:30A - 10:00P
NCSU- Veterinary Medicine Library Hours
8:00A - 9:00A
Breakfast & Coffee
9:00A - 10:15A The Laboratory Bird Leslie Martin, JD, DVM, DACLAM - Experimental Pathology Laboratories, Inc.
10:15A - 10:30A Break
10:30A - 11:45A The Laboratory Pig Paula Ezell, DVM, DACLAM - Medical University of South Carolina
11:45A - 1:00P Lunch
1:00P - 2:15P Laboratory Amphibians & Reptiles Dorcas O'Rourke, DVM, DACLAM - East Carolina University
2:15P - 3:45P Literature Review  (JAALAS & ILAR) Glicerio Ignacio, DVM, DACLAM - Wake Forest University (ILAR)
Debbie Vanderford, DVM, DACLAM - Duke University Medical School (JAALAS)
3:45P - 4:00P
4:00P - 5:00P The Laboratory Fish Julia Whitaker, DVM, DACLAM - UNC - Chapel Hill

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Time Event
10:00A - 7:00P
NCSU- Veterinary Medicine Library Hours
7:30A - 8:00A Coffee
8:00A - 1:00P Mock Exam
1:00P - 2:00P Lunch
2:00P - 5:00P Mock Exam Review

Sunday, May 18, 2014

1:00P - 5:00P
NCSU- Veterinary Medicine Library Hours


Program Director:

David M. Kurtz, DVM, PhD, DACLAM

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences