Veterinary care

Periodic health monitoring of the research animals are carried out to ascertain the heath status of the animals. Veterinary care is crucial to keep the animals content and healthy. The veterinarian keeps them under daily observation and monitors any behavioral changes or signs of illness. He supervises their diet and sanitation and contributes to the formulation of appropriate policies and procedures for ancillary aspects of veterinary care.

In addition to providing veterinary care, the veterinary specialists in laboratory animal medicine also provide additional services such as:

 

  • Supervising and training animal care technicians in the proper animal husbandry
  • Manage and operate several research animal facilities
  • Serving as a liaison between the research institution and regulatory groups
  • Animal Husbandry activities
  • Laboratory Animal Medicine and Surgery Treatment
  • Animal models of Human Disease & Pathology
  • Animal Research Guidelines (for specific species)