Comparative Medicine at MU

Program Advantages

• The University of Missouri (MU) Comparative Medicine Program (CMP) and Lab Animal Medicine Program (LAMP) provide advanced graduate training to veterinarians who wish to pursue careers in comparative medicine.

• Two program structures are available. The MU CMP consists of one year of laboratory animal medicine residency activities followed by two or more years of primarily research activities (at least 40 hours/week) coupled with 10-15 hours/week of laboratory animal medicine activities.  The MU LAMP, in contrast with the CMP, consists of 1.5 years of residency activities in laboratory animal medicine followed by 1.5 years of research coupled with additional laboratory animal medicine activities at an approximately 50:50 split.

• Training is designed to prepare individuals for a variety of careers including comparative medicine research, clinical and administrative laboratory animal medicine and comparative and diagnostic laboratory animal pathology.

• Students may pursue either a MS or PhD. Research opportunities are available in several areas including infectious disease, pathology, molecular biology, mouse biology and cardiovascular physiology.

• Resources available include the University of Missouri Office of Animal Resources (OAR), IDEXX BioResearch, as well as the Mutant Mouse, Rat and Swine Resource and Research Centers.