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Washington State University Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee

Hands on Training Workshops

Office of the Campus Veterinarian Hands on Training Workshops

OCV Workshop: Anesthesia Machine Use and Maintenance
OCV Workshop: Anesthesia for Rodents
OCV Workshop: Aseptic Surgical Technique- Hands on
OCV Workshop: Basic Handling and Lab Procedures with Mice
OCV Workshop: Basic Handling and Lab Procedures with Rats
OCV Workshop: Basic Handling and Lab Procedures with Small Mammals
OCV Workshop: Basic Handling and Lab Procedures with Large Mammals
OCV Workshop: Basic Handling and Lab Procedures with Fish, Birds, Amphibians or Reptiles
OCV Workshop: Protocol Specific Procedures with Mice
OCV Workshop: Protocol Specific Procedures with Rats
OCV Workshop: Protocol Specific Procedures with Small Mammals
OCV Workshop: Protocol Specific Procedures with Large Mammals
OCV Workshop: Protocol Specific Procedures with Fish, Birds, Amphibians or Reptiles
OCV Workshop: Pain and Distress Management with Rodents
OCV Workshop: Pain and Distress Management with Non-Rodents
OCV Workshop: Surgery Basic Skills
OCV Workshop: Surgery Protocol Specific Skills
OCV Workshop: Euthanasia of Rodents
OCV Workshop: Euthanasia of Non-Rodents
OCV Workshop: Rodent Breeding Colony Management
OCV Workshop: Minor Medical Treatments of Rodents SOP#9

Basic Mouse Handling and Rat Handling includes: Use of personal protective equipment, handling and restraint of rodents, giving injections, collecting blood, euthanasia techniques, plus any specific procedures needed for your laboratory protocol.

Aseptic Surgical Technique- hands on workshop includes: Training in aseptic techniques to minimize post-operative infections, instrument sterilization, patient preparation, surgeon gloving and instrument handling will be demonstrated and practiced. Pre, intra, and post-operative patient care for best results will be demonstrated.

Euthanasia of Rodents includes: CO2 euthanasia followed by secondary methods to comply with 2013 AVMA Guidelines (cervical dislocation, bilateral pneumothorax, exsanguination by cardiac blood collection).

***Euthanasia is taught in the basic rodent handling courses also.***

  • Lab coats and gloves will be provided
  • All of the classes that the Office of the Campus Veterinarian offer are free of charge.
  • Remember order of entry -> The workshop rodents should be the last rodents you handle for the day.

Enroll in a workshop:

OCV Workshops are currently scheduled for:

Tuesdays 2-4 PM

Thursdays 10 AM-12 PM 

 

To enroll, please contact the Office of the Campus Veterinarian at least one week in advance. The OCV staff will respond to your email with location and specifics.

*Please note that the IACUC required training for Principles of Animal Care (PAC) and Occupational Health Training – Animals (OHT-A) must be completed prior to enrollment.

Front Desk: (509) 335-6246

Email: or.ocv.alert@wsu.edu