We currently offer a variety of surgical models and services on multiple rodent species (rat, mouse, guinea pig, hamster, and gerbil) at several of our AAALAC-accredited production facilities in North America. Our surgical services are conducted by highly skilled surgeons with vast experience in veterinary medicine and animal science and range from simple procedures (e.g., soft tissue/organ extractions) to highly complex catheterizations and cannulations.
Animal Surgery Products & Services
- Vascular catheterizations
- Non-vascular catheterizations
- Cardiovascular procedures
- Neurological procedures
- Soft tissue procedures
- Device implants
- New surgical model development
- Surgical training and support
Benefits of Surgical Services by Role
I am a researcher
- Fewer Animal Care Committee (ACC) protocols to write and manage
- Fewer records to maintain
Staff training records
Controlled drug records
- More time for research
I am an IACUC or ACC member
I am an Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) or Animal Care Committee (ACC) member.
- Reduced protocol review (or number of protocols)
- Reduced Post-Approval Monitoring (PAM)
- Fewer compliance issues
I am a veterinarian
- Less time reviewing animal use protocols
- Less need to train research surgeons/graduate students
- Fewer compliance issues
State-of-the-Art Surgical Services Facilities
The surgical models and services suites at each site are composed of HEPA-filtered, positive-pressure barrier rooms with a series of entry locks. Each suite features individual functional areas used for surgical manipulations, animal husbandry support, preoperative holding, postoperative recovery, supply preparation, and clerical activities.
To comply with biosecurity policies during animal surgery, animals are not transferred between barrier production lines and animals bred outside our facilities are not used. Additional biosecurity measures include barrier-type surgical services suites, the use of dedicated laminar flow workstations by each surgeon, and the housing of animals in filter-top caging systems during their stay in surgery.
Our surgical models and services animal care program is AAALAC-accredited. The entire animal surgery process (i.e., personnel training, animal anesthesia, analgesia, aseptic preparation, surgery, and postoperative care and holding prior to shipment) is reviewed and approved by our Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC).
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) About Surgical Models and Services
How do I place an order for surgical models and services?
Call 1-800-LABRATS (1-800-522-7287) to place an order with our Client Relations Department.
How do I get a quote for animal surgical models?
Call 1-800-LABRATS (1-800-522-7287) or fill out our Request a Rodent Surgery Quote Form, and someone from our Client Relations Department will assist you.
Who do I contact for rodent surgical models and services technical information?
Call 1-800-338-9680 or email us at [email protected] to reach our Technical Assistance Department.