Training

Training

RAR veterinarians and technicians are available for training in various technical and experimental procedures. Our skilled technicians can teach you routine procedures such as gavage, injections, and blood and tissue sample collection, and use of the RAR anesthesia machines. Our veterinarians (on a time-available basis) can teach you intubation, IV injections, and surgical and anesthesia techniques and various surgical procedures.

RAR veterinarians and technicians are available for training in various technical and experimental procedures. Our skilled technicians can teach you routine procedures such as gavage, injections, and blood and tissue sample collection, and use of the RAR anesthesia machines. Our veterinarians (on a time-available basis) can teach you intubation, IV injections, and surgical and anesthesia techniques and various surgical procedures.

Collaboration

RAR veterinarians are also sometimes available to formally collaborate on studies requiring more complex procedures. Please inquire.

Technical support for experiments

Our technicians also provide rodent technical services (breeding, weaning, tagging, sample collection) on a limited basis. Please check for availability.

Pre‑Research Consultation

RAR veterinarians also can help with pre-research consultation and advice in writing the IACUC protocol or addressing IACUC concerns, and maintains a library of resource documents in subjects such as:

  • Selection of appropriate animal species to carry out specific studies, or non‑animal techniques as they are published.
  • Existing animal models of human diseases.
  • Anatomical and physiological peculiarities of most animals used in research.
  • Techniques of anesthesia, analgesia and chemical restraint, and dosages.
  • Techniques of blood and other sampling and drug or chemical administration.
  • Pathological and clinical effects of intercurrent animal disease.
  • Special caging or experimental techniques.

We encourage such consultations prior to the preparation of grant and contract applications. Call 410-955-3273 to arrange a consultation.