In animal care and use
If you are involved in research, education, and production that involves live vertebrate animals, training is required.
Additional hands-on training
Once you fulfill requirements, the Office of the Campus Veterinarian encourages you to enroll in additional training in animal care and use. Instruction is offered on a variety of topics, listed below.
All hands-on, in-person workshops are free of charge and scheduled to accommodate 1-on-1 instruction. Lab coats and gloves are provided.
Prior to enrollment, you must complete the following required IACUC online training programs:
- Principles of Animal Care (PAC)
- Occupational Health Training – Animals (OHT-A)
- Aseptic Surgical Technique online (AST-O)
The following workshops are offered by the Office of the Campus Veterinarian.
|Anesthesia Machine Use and Maintenance|
|Anesthesia for Rodents|
|Aseptic Surgical Technique, Hands-On
The workshop 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.
|Basic Handling and Lab Procedures
|Surgery Basic Skills|
|Surgery Protocol-Specific Skills|
|Rodent Breeding Colony Management|
|Minor Medical Treatments of Rodents, SOP#9|
How to enroll
Contact the Office of the Campus Veterinarian at least one week in advance of one of the following scheduled workshop dates. Staff will respond to your email with location and specifics.
|Wed., Oct. 5||Basic mouse handling||1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.|
|Fri., Oct. 7||10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.|
|Tues., Oct. 11||AST-H FULL||10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.|
|Thurs., Oct 13||1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.|
|Mon., Oct. 17||1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.|
|Wed. Oct. 19||Basic mouse handling||10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.|
|Fri., Oct. 21||1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.|
|Tues., Nov. 1||1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.|
|Thurs., Nov. 3||10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.|
|Mon., Nov. 7||10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.|
|Wed., Nov. 9||1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.|
|Tues., Nov. 15||10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.|
|Mon., Nov. 21||1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.|
|Wed., Nov. 23||10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.|
|Tues., Nov. 29||1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.|
|Thurs., Dec. 1||10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.|
|Mon., Dec. 5||10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.|
|Wed., Dec. 7||1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.|
|Fri., Dec. 9||10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.|
|Tues., Dec. 13||10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.|
|Thurs., Dec. 15||1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.|
|Mon., Dec. 19||1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.|
|Wed., Dec. 21||10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.|
|Fri., Dec. 23||1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.|
|Thurs., Dec 29||10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.|
Contact Campus Veterinary Services.
- Spokane: 509-592-6884
- All Other Campuses: 509-330-1871
- Report Animal Care Concerns