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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

Laboratory Animal Resources Building Room #198
(Just one building up the hill from Grizzly Bears)

OCV Workshop: Anesthesia Machine Use and Maintenance
OCV Workshop: Anesthesia for Rodents
OCV Workshop: Aseptic Rodent Surgery
OCV Workshop: Aseptic Non-Rodent Surgery
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
Updated on: 06/20/2016 10:26:00

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.

Surgery 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:

Rodent workshops at LARC are held on Thursdays. Please schedule at least one week in advance so that the appropriate rodents are obtained. Workshops (rodent and non-rodent) may also be held at your facility if training animals are available there.

Contact Becky Elfers, DVM/Training Coordinator to sign up for a workshop. Please feel free to forward this training notice to others in the WSU research community who might be interested.

Becky Elfers DVM
Training Coordinator
Office of the Campus Veterinarian
Washington State University
Pullman WA 99164-1165
(Tel) 509-335-0697
(Fax) 509-335-3162
belfers@wsu.edu