Contact Information


  • Division Secretary


    General Questions
    Phone: 404.727.7423
    Fax: 404.727.3212
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  • Customer Service


    Billing
    Phone: 404.727.8395
    Fax: 404.727.8762
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  • Animal Orders & Transfers
    Phone: 404.727.7426
    Fax: 404.727.8762
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    Smartkeys Add/Modify
    Phone: 404.727.7426
    Phone: 404.727.3210
    Fax: 404.727.8762
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  • Facility Access


    Normal Business Hours

    (Monday thru Friday, 8AM - 5PM)


    Phone: 404.727.8991

    After Normal Business Hours

    (Weekends, Holidays & After Hours: 5PM - 8AM)


    Phone: 404.727.6111

  • Animal Care & Husbandry


    Normal Business Hours

    (Monday thru Friday, 8AM - 5PM)


    Phone: 404.727.2955

  • Veterinary Medical Needs


    Normal Business Hours

    (Monday thru Friday, 8AM - 5PM)


    Phone: 404.726.6816

  • After Normal Business Hours

    (Weekends, Holidays & After Hours: 5PM - 8AM)


    Phone: 404.727.6111


Postal Mailing Address


  • 615 Michael Street
    Whitehead Biomedical Research Bldg
    Suite G-02
    Atlanta, GA 30322
    MAILSTOP: 1941-001-1AA

  • Business Hours

  • Monday - Friday
    8:00AM - 5:00PM





Veterinary Externship Program



Emory University School of Medicine

Division of Animal Resources

Veterinary Extern Program


The Emory University- Division of Animal Resources (DAR) Veterinary Externship Program is designed to provide interested third and fourth year veterinary medical students the opportunity to experience the field of Laboratory Animal Medicine. Laboratory Animal Medicine is an AVMA-recognize specialty that combines clinical medicine, preventive medicine, pathology, recognition/development of animal models, regulatory oversight, and collaborative/independent biomedical research. The Emory University DAR oversees all aspects of the care of laboratory animals on campus. Species maintained include mice, rats, rabbits, guinea pigs, macaques, amphibians, fish, sheep, pigs, dogs, cats. Students will observe and participate in the many of the daily responsibilities of a laboratory animal veterinarian primarily by shadowing the current residents and through interactions with the faculty veterinarians. The student will gain knowledge in the following areas:



  • Proper handling, restraint, and associated techniques used in working with laboratory animal species.
  • Diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of diseases in laboratory animals.
  • Anesthetic management and perioperative care of laboratory animals.
  • The basic tenets of regulatory oversight.
  • Typical laboratory animal species and their anatomy, physiology.
  • Gross necropsy, pathology, and histology of laboratory animals.
  • Animal models of human disease.
  • Collaborative and independent biomedical research.
  • IACUC function.


It is encouraged that students spend a minimum of two weeks, in order to gain a true sense of the specialty and of the Emory program.Housing is not available, but listings of available options can be viewed at https://housing.emory.edu/off-campus/home.cfm.



Please contact the Extern Program Director, Dr Doug Taylor at 404.727.3248 or dtaylo5@emory.edu with any questions.