Species-specific Laboratory Animal Science

To plan and perform animal experiments you need two certificates: the basic course and the species-specific course

In animal experiments the well-being of laboratory animals is most important. To become qualified to carry out and set up animal experiments, you are required to have completed both a basic course on Laboratory Animal Science and a species-specific course. The species-specific course needs to cover the species you plan to work with.

Suitable for: 
Experts planning and performing animal experiments
Entry requirements: 
  • An MSc degree in a biological or zootechnical discipline or taking part in a MSc programme
  • Knowledge of the basic biology subjects up to 18,75 ECTS (equivalent to 500 study hours) including at least 7.5 ECTS on Anatomy or Zoology and 7.5 ECTS on Physiology
  • Entrance exam, more information below
Start date(s): 
23 September 2019, 4 November 2019, 2 December 2019
Start dates concern species-specific course 'rodents and rabbits'. Look at each species-specific course for additional information and additional start dates according to demand
Time investment: 
Look at each species-specific course for more information
Provider: 
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
Fee: This fee is exempt from VAT
Look at each species-specific course for more information
Extra information: 
  • If you have a basic Laboratory Animal Science certificate from before September 2018, the above mentioned requirements do not apply
  • You can find information about each species-specific course below
  • For more information about the course on Laboratory Animal Science (basic course and species-specific course on rodents and rabbits), click here

 

Utrecht University - Species-specific Laboratory Animal Science

Entrance exam

There is a compulsory entrance exam on the subjects of anatomy, zoology and physiology. For further information, click here. The entrance exam is a multiple choice test that serves as proof of knowledge and must be completed prior to the start of a species-specific course. You register for the entrance test and a species-specific course at the same time.

Cancellation Policy

When cancelling a registration:

  • 22 or more days prior to the course start date: you receive a full payment refund.
  • 7–21 days prior to the course start date: 50% refund.
  • 7 or fewer days before the course start date or no-show: no refund.

Species-specific Laboratory Animal Science courses

At Utrecht University’s Faculty of Veterinary Medicine:

rodents and rabbits

Workload

1.4 ECTS, 1 week (40 hrs)

Contact and registration

Email: las@uu.nl

Course dates

The course on Laboratory Animal Science is composed of the basic course and the species-specific course rodents and rabbits. Participants who wish to complete the species-specific course on rodents and rabbits follow an adjusted schedule and will only be offered the modules of the species-specific course.

  • 1–12 July 2019 (English)
  • 23 September–4 October 2019 (Dutch)
  • 4–15 November 2019 (English)
  • 2–13 December 2019 (English)

Price

€710 (includes course materials)

Are you an employee of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at Utrecht University? Please contact us by email at las@uu.nl.

pigs

Workload

1.4 ECTS, 1 week (40 hrs)

Language

English and Dutch

Contact and registration

Arie van Nes, email: a.vannes@uu.nl

Course dates

14–18 October 2019

Price

€769 (including course materials)
Are you an employee of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at Utrecht University? Please contact us by email at a.vannes@uu.nl.

 

poultry and other birds

Galliformes, Passeriformes and Columbiformes

Workload

1.4 ECTS, 1 week (40 hrs)

Contact and registration

Email: lascourse-birds@uu.nl

Course dates

On demand

Price

€ 769 (including course materials)
Are you an employee of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at Utrecht University? Please contact us by email at  lascourse-birds@uu.nl.

 

carnivores

Dogs, cats, ferrets

Workload

1.4 ECTS, 1 week (40 hrs)

Language

English and Dutch

Contact and registration

Ronald Corbee, email: r.j.corbee@uu.nl

Course dates

On demand

Price

€750 (incl. course materials) 
Are you an employee of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at Utrecht University? Please contact us by email at r.j.corbee@uu.nl.

 

Ruminants

Including small ruminants, such as sheep and goats

Workload

1.4 ECTS, 1 week (40 hrs)

Language

English and Dutch

Contact and registration

Peter Hut, email: p.r.hut@uu.nl

Course dates

On demand, 2 participants minimum, 8 participants max.

Price

€750 (incl. course materials)
Are you an employee of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at Utrecht University? Please contact us by email at p.r.hut@uu.nl.

 

horses and donkeys

Workload

1.4 ECTS, 1 week (40 hrs)

Language

English and Dutch

Contact and registration

Thijs van loon, email: j.p.a.m.vanloon@uu.nl

Course dates

On demand, 4 participants minimum, 8 participants max.

Price

€750 (incl. course materials)
Are you an employee of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at Utrecht University? Please contact us by email at j.p.a.m.vanloon@uu.nl.

 

Other courses in the Netherlands:

birds at KNAW

Workload

0.6 ECTS, 2 days (16 hrs)

Language

English and Dutch

Contact and registration

Nanneke van der Wal, email: nanneke.van.der.wal@knaw.nl

Course dates

On demand

fish at KNAW or WUR

Location: KNAW

Workload

0.6 ECTS, 2 days (16 hrs)

Language

English and Dutch

Contact and registration

Nanneke van der Wal, email: nanneke.van.der.wal@knaw.nl

Course dates

On demand

Location, WUR

Workload

0.6 ECTS, 2 days (16 hrs)

Language

English and Dutch

Contact and registration

Rob Steenmans, email: rob.steenmans@wur.nl

Course dates

18-20 September 2019, more information.

non-human primates at KNAW

Workload

0.6–0,7 ECTS, 2–2.5 days (20 hrs)

Language

English and Dutch

Contact and registration

Nanneke van der Wal, email: nanneke.van.der.wal@knaw.nl

Course dates

On demand

guinea pigs and rabbits at AMC

Workload

0.7 EC, 2.5 days (20 hours): 1 day lectures, 1 day self-instruction and 0.5 day written exam

Language

English

Contact and registration

Course coordinator Willeke Jong, email: cursuspdk@amc.uva.nl

Course dates

To be determined by the participants and instructor.

Deadline

Please contact us as soon as possible so we can start organising the course.

Price

€500 (incl. course materials)