Veterinarians can be "hired" to perform surgery as part of a research protocol. They also can assist, consult, or provide training on surgical techniques and instrumentation.
They can advise you, at no cost, on the following:
Veterinarians are available to perform PMs (or necropsies). All animals that die unexpectedly are necropsied to ensure the disease-free integrity of the animal facilities. A Post Mortem Report will be sent to the principle investigator (owner of the animal), concluding the cause of death. There is no fee for this service.
We supplement the diagnosis with lab tests (serology, bacteriology) and a histopathology performed by board-certified, lab-animal pathologists.
In addition, we can collect tissues or perform a PM as part of a research project.
To assist with your procedures, the CM-LAF offers a chart indicating appropriate doses of anesthetics and analgesics for common lab animals.
Please call 645-2025 if you have a physical plant emergency on the weekend.
UB's IACUC procedures and guidelines follow nationally established standards to ensure the university's animal research and education is ethical and compliant.