Licensed qualified veterinary technicians are available to help you with your research procedures, including X-rays, blood collection, diagnostic tests and animal identification.
The veterinary staff can perform intra-muscular (IM), subcutaneous (SQ), intravenous (IV), intraperitoneal (IP) and intradermal (ID) injections. They also can administer drugs–orally, topically and intragastrically–as required.
Cost: Our minimum is 15 minutes or $7.50 for this service.
The veterinary staff can perform blood collection from any of our lab species. Anesthesia may be required depending on the species and location of the collection. If required, we can find a location and choose an anesthesia that is approved on your protocol.
The veterinary technicians can anesthetize lab animals with either injectable or gas inhalant anesthesia. The technicians can provide sedation, pre-medication, induction, intubation and maintenance. They also can instruct you on using the equipment and monitoring animals.
CM-LAF provides post operative care and monitoring free for all animals having received anesthesia and surgery.
All euthanasia is performed according to the AVMA Panel on Euthanasia. Our veterinary technicians will follow your IACUC approved protocol when determining which procedures to use.
We have facilities for taking radiographs, including dental X-rays. Veterinary technicians can anesthetize, position the animal, take X-rays at the correct exposure and develop the film. If you want to participate in the process, you need to register with Environmental Health & Safety Radiation Safety for permission.
Veterinary staff can prepare your animal for surgery (in addition to anesthesia) by:
In addition the staff can set up the surgical suite with equipment, provide clinical attire, assist with gowning, and provide sterilized instruments and supplies. Veterinary staff also can assist during surgery.
Throughout surgery they can provide additional supplies, reposition the patient, collect samples and perform diagnostic tests. They also can monitor anesthesia, monitor physiological parameters and administer drugs.
Following surgery, veterinary staff can administer analgesics, recover the patient from anesthesia, prepare reports/forms and monitor the animal.
CM-LAF staff can perform the following tests:
You can supply the sample or the veterinary staff can collect the sample for you. However, please contact veterinary services first. We will schedule your test and ensure that we have the correct supplies available.
The veterinary technicians can help you identify your animals using numbers, letters, dots or colors. No anesthesia is required. Identification may be used on any color/strain of rodent.
The veterinary technicians will anesthetize and collect tail (ear punch) samples for you to genotype your mice.
You can purchase anesthetics, analgesics, veterinary drugs, medical supplies, surgical instruments, and protective apparel from the CM-LAF. Call (716) 829- 2919 or contact veterinary services. Please allow 24 hours for in-stock items and ~2 weeks for catalogued items.