Comparative Medicine Residency

About the Program

The Comparative Medicine Program at the Texas A&M University invites applications for a postdoctoral residency/graduate training position in laboratory animal medicine. The three-year postdoctoral (DVM) program is designed to support preparation toward the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM) board certification and provide a broad foundation in comparative medicine.

Residency training includes clinical laboratory animal medicine, laboratory animal resources and facilities management, comparative and diagnostic pathology, and methods and practice of biomedical research. Residents are centered in the Texas A&M Comparative Medicine Program and rotate through the Texas A&M Health Science Center animal facilities. Clinical rotations are also possible at Texas Medical Center facilities in Houston and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center facilities in Houston, Smithville, and Bastrop.

Graduate training consists of graduate course work, seminars, journal club, teaching, and scholarly research leading to a Master of Science degree in Laboratory Animal Medicine. Graduate work is centered in the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVM) and administered through the Department of Veterinary Pathobiology (VTPB).

For further information, contact Dr. Tracy Vemulapalli. Residency position announcements are posted on the Veterinary Internship Residency Matching Program (VIRMP) website. Please note that the VIRMP application due date for Comparative Medicine is typically 1 month prior to all other interships and residencies. For the VIRMP 2022 match cycle, applications for comparative medicine/lab animal are due Monday, December 13, 2021.

Texas A&M University is an Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer committed to excellence through diversity.

Program Faculty

Tracy Vemulapalli, DVM, MS, DACLAM
Clinical Associate Professor of Laboratory Animal Medicine | Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences (VSCS)
Director, Comparative Medicine Residency Training Program | Department of Veterinary Pathobiology (VTPB)
Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
4467 TAMU | College Station, TX 77843-4467
Tel: 979.458.1774 | Email: tvemulapalli@cvm.tamu.edu

Robert Rose, DVM, MS, DACLAM
Executive Director | Comparative Medicine Program | Texas A&M

Clay Ashley, DVM
Associate Executive Director | Comparative Medicine Program | Texas A&M

Tennille Lamon, DVM, MS, CPIA

Clinical Veterinarian | Comparative Medicine Program | Texas A&M

Jonathan Bova, DVM, MS, DACLAM
Clinical Veterinarian | Comparative Medicine Program | Texas A&M

Brandon Dominguez, DVM, MS
Clinical Veterinarian | Global Health Research Complex | Texas A&M