Surgical Services

Surgical Services Fees

Project–related consulting, assistance with surgical procedures, anesthesia support services, and post–operative care is provided by the DAR veterinary staff upon request. DAR veterinarians provide these services on a fee for service basis by arranging for these services prior to initiating the research experiments.

If you plan to perform procedures on non-rodent animals and need veterinary assistance, then please read the following Surgery or Procedure Charges and Terms of Agreement before contacting a veterinarian. Please understand that if you contact the DAR office before reading and signing this form then you will be referred back to this page.

Surgical procedures include those that involve an incision. Non-surgical procedures are those that may involve anesthesia, post-op care, training in how to do the procedure by the veterinary staff, injections, or any other manipulation that does not involve making an incision.

Surgical Space and Equipment Fees

The use of DAR surgical facilities, rooms,  and anesthesia equipment are available in multiple facilities. For non-rodent species there is a fee for service based on the type of study and species.

Veterinary Surgical Oversight

As part of the IACUC review process, all preoperative, surgical and postoperative procedures are reviewed by the veterinary staff. As part of the review and approval process, the veterinary staff members ensure that all personnel are adequately trained and competent to perform the surgical and postoperative care procedures. In addition, research staff intending to perform surgical procedures must contact the DAR office to be trained and monitored by the veterinary staff to ensure the proper use of anesthetics, analgesics, and tranquilizers. Written guidelines regarding the selection and use of these agents for all species are provided.

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