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Veterinary Resources

Program in Comparative Medicine website: http://medschool.umaryland.edu/vetmedicine/ 

Class Instruction

Workshops on Humane Handling and Use of Laboratory Animals are available through Veterinary Resources. These workshops are organized and taught by a veterinarian on staff. They are wet labs designed to familiarize participants with common techniques used in rodents and rabbits by actual hands-on experience. Announcements are sent via e-mail from Veterinary Resources to all Principal Investigators and the workshops are free of charge. If interested, please contact Veterinary Resources by or by phone (at 410-706-3540) for further information or to request training.

Individual Instruction

Should anyone require training for any species or specific procedure, Veterinary Resources will arrange for individual instruction at their earliest convenience. If interested, please contact Veterinary Resources by or by phone (at 410-706-3540) for further information or to request training.

Handbook – Guidelines for Studies with Animals on Campus

The Handbook is written for investigators and their research staff in the form of an Information Source on the use of animals. Included in the handbook is information on humane care and handling of animals, biomethodology for various species, minimizing numbers of animals, minimizing animal distress, anesthetics and analgesic recognition and assessment of pain, immunization guidelines, and aseptic surgical guidelines. The handbook is available through the Veterinary Resources Website. The Handbook covers requirements of 9 CFR, Part 2, Subpart C, section 2.32(c).

Personal Protective Equipment Training

If interested, please contact Veterinary Resources by or by phone (at 410-706-3540) for further information or to request training.

Learning Resources

Veterinary Resources maintains a substantial veterinary library of current text, periodicals, instructive materials and reference literature. These are freely available for any individual to use.