Exam Information

In 2018 we will be offering three main categories of specialization that focuses on clinical medicine and skill in the research setting. The research clinical nursing category will consist of three exams.  Each exam has a skills list and reading list.

They are as follows:

  1. Research Clinical Nursing,  A person spending a majority of their time providing project support and veterinary care to research animals.
    • Traditional species: (Mammals)
      • To include but not limited to mice, rats, gerbils, hamsters, guinea pigs, chinchilla, ferrets, rabbits, primates, hedgehogs, naked mole rats, possums, felines, canines, squirrels, prairie dogs, naked mole rats.
    • Non-Traditional species: (Non-mammals)
      • Avian species such as, but not limited to chickens, turkey, quail, pheasants, pigeons, ravens, crows, doves, owls, finches.
Reptile/ Amphibian species such as, but not limited to iguanas, corn snakes, bull frogs, axolotls, tiger salamanders.
      • Fish species such as, but not limited to dog fish, zebra fish, carp, trout, salmon
      • Crustacean species such as, but not limited to ghost shrimp and cray fish
    • Large Animal species: 
      • Goats, pigs, sheep, bovine, horses, llama, mule, donkeys, alpaca and deer.
  2. Research Surgeon– This candidate will have spent 70% of their time performing surgery as a primary surgeon. The exam will only cover mammalian anatomy, physiology and techniques. Applicants that do not enter a body cavity will have a difficult time completing the skills list.
  3. Research Anesthetist: Advanced level anesthesia provided in the research setting. The exam will focus on mammalian species of small and large animals, but may include some non- mammalian questions. This is only for applicants that spend 70% of their time providing advanced level anesthesia for intense cases. Applicants that provide basic anesthesia monitoring and induction techniques for minimally invasive cases will not qualify or have a very difficult time completing the skills list.