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NTP Laboratory Animal Medicine Group

Genetically-defined Rodents

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The National Toxicology Program (NTP) Laboratory Animal Medicine (LAM) Group oversees the following laboratory animal-related matters for the NTP:

  • Assisting in the selection and provision of disease-free genetically defined rodent models, Monitoring animal care and use in NTP studies
  • Aiding in the preparation of NTP Technical Reports
  • Advising the NTP on animal care and animal welfare issues

NIEHS/NTP Laboratory Animal Medicine Training Program

The LAM Group offers training in Laboratory Animal Medicine that allows trainees to participate in NTP and NIEHS laboratory animal veterinary care. The training program offers laboratory animal medicine expertise from board certified ACLAM veterinarians located in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina and surrounding areas. In addition to trainees being involved in a variety of laboratory animal science settings, they also have the opportunity to attend outside training activities and scientific meetings, as well as to engage in collaborative research with intramural NTP and NIEHS scientists. Trainees also have clinical responsibilities and participate in didactic training at the nearby University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Department of Laboratory Animal Medicine. Additional information may be found in the Postdoctoral Training Opportunities at the National Toxicology Program(840KB) .


Angela King-Herbert, D.V.M., leads the NTP Laboratory Animal Medicine Group within the Cellular & Molecular Pathology Branch. She earned her D.V.M. at Tuskegee University and completed training in Laboratory Animal Medicine at North Carolina State University. She served as Attending Veterinarian and Manager of Animal Biology at RJ Reynolds before joining NIEHS in 2004. King-Herbert is a Diplomate in the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (DACLAM).

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