Short Course on Laboratory Animal Science


Monday, June 22, 2020 - Wednesday, June 24, 2020


Cape Rey Hilton Resort, 1 Ponto Road, Carlsbad, CA

attendees at the Charles River Laboratory Animal Short Course at the Cape Rey Hilton Resort in Carlsbad, California

3 Days, 30+ Speakers

For more than 30 years, veterinarians, veterinary technicians, and clinical lab animal professionals have attended the Charles River Laboratory Animal Short Course to learn from experts, empower their professional selves, and earn educational credits. This live forum provides the ideal setting for laboratory animal science professionals looking to achieve professional growth, nurture their networks, and expand their knowledge base. We are delighted to pre-announce the 2020 Short Course. You won't want to miss it.


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I’ve been attending the Short Course for several years now. Each year, I come away with new facts and new approaches to working with the challenges we face in laboratory animal science and medicine. I particularly value the interaction with the speakers and the other attendees; this networking is one of the highlights.

— Cynthia Pekow, DVM, Chief, Veterinary Medical Unit, VA, Puget Sound Health Care System

It's a golden opportunity for networking! I have learned so much during these 4 days and the Short Course has given me insights on how to take better care of the animals. I also found the facility and staff management topics very useful, as speakers relate it in the animal lab setting.

— Hazel Chung, Assistant Technical Director, The University of Hong Kong

I would recommend the short course for all levels of professionals; there were opportunities of interest for everyone. The variety of professionals brought together in one place is amazing! 

— Chris Hart, Animal Facility Manager, UMass Amherst


2019 Agenda

  • Innovations in Humanized Mouse Models
  • Harmonization of a Global Animal Welfare and Veterinary Program
  • Colony Maintenance and Breeding of Genetically Modified Animals
  • Swab, Swab, and Away! Transitioning from Sentinels to Environmental Sampling
  • After the Surgery: Postoperative Analgesics and Monitoring
  • Patient Advocacy: A Rare Disease Journey
  • Innovations in Biological Treatments
  • Non-Traditional Models
  • What's New in the Industry