Rodent Surgery

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

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
      • Surgical records
      • Post-op 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.

Animal Welfare

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