Veterinary Medical Services

The staff of Veterinary Resources, in the Comparative Medicine Program at UMB, provides technical training such as blood withdrawal, administration of anesthetics, animal transportation, etc. to support investigators in their research activities.  Training may also be provided for surgery, pathology and radiology.

Pre-research consultation is also available for the following topics:

  • Special caging or experimental techniques
  • Selection of appropriate animal species to carry out specific animal techniques
  • Animal models of human diseases
  • Anatomical and physiological peculiarities of animals used in research
  • Techniques of anesthesia, analgesia, chemical restraint, and dosages
  • Techniques of blood and other sampling and drug or chemical administration
  • Pathological and clinical effects of intercurrent animal disease
  • Estimates of animal purchase prices

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