The attending veterinarian, veterinary technicians, and animal care staff provide health monitoring and veterinary care (including routine and emergency care) as well as hands-on training opportunities and consultations.
Upon request, the attending veterinarian is available to consult with researchers on the development of their protocols and general animal care issues. Assistance is also available for development or refinement of novel procedures.
Small group and customized individualized training is available to all researchers and students upon request. Session topics include proper handling and common procedures.
Health Surveillance Services
The health of animals under the care of the Office of Animal Research (OAR) is surveilled by testing sentinel and colony animals and environmental monitoring. Quarantine testing is provided for animals imported from other institutions and routine colony testing is performed quarterly.
Surgical Support Services
OAR offers support for surgical models by providing a surgical suite, pre- and post- surgical veterinary care (upon request), and medication administration.