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Patricia Foley, DVM, DACLAM
OAW Director
Phone: 434-924-1884
Email: plf6z

Angela Gamble, BS, LATG
OAW Compliance Manager
Phone: 434-924-5752
Email: adr8s

OAW Location & Contacts
Cobb Hall, Room S-052 & S-055
P.O. Box 800720
Charlottesville, VA
Fax: 434-982-4092
Email: animalwelfare

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Live In-Person Training - Orientation, Classes, & Workshops

 

Animal Research Orientation Seminar

The Office of Animal Welfare offers this seminar once monthly. It is mandatory for all new faculty, staff, and students using animals at UVa. However, there is a grace period of 60 days from the time of adding personnel to an animal use protocol to attend one of these sessions. Topics include rules and regulations governing the use of research animals, organizational structure of Center for Comparative Medicine and other responsible departments, policies for animal facility use and safety, services available to investigators, occupational health and safety, and the protocol submission process. The format will be PowerPoint presentations with time available to answer questions. A refreshment break will be provided. Please notify any new personnel in your laboratories that they must attend this orientation session if they will be involved in animal research.

Individuals planning to attend should e-mail Mary Riggins at msr5p@virginia.edu or call 243-1480.

Animal Research Orientation Seminar

Friday, June 1st 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. MR-5, Room 1041
Monday, July 9th 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. MR-5, Room 1041
Thursday, August 2nd 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Claude Moore Nursing Ed. Bld, Room 1110

 


 

Rodent Biomethodology Class

(former title: Rodent Handling Workshop)

This 2½ hr class covers basic restraint and biomethodology of mice and rats, through demonstration and hands-on training. It is an excellent opportunity to learn and practice basic techniques for working with rodents, and can serve as a refresher course for those who have not performed hands-on work in a few years. A certificate of completion is given to all participants.

Pre-registration is required.
Email Mary Riggins at msr5p@virginia.edu or 243-1480 to pre-register.

Rodent Biomethodology Class

Monday, June 11th 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Jordan Hall, Room B-044
Wednesday, July 18th 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Jordan Hall, Room B-044
Friday, August 10th 9:00 a.m. - Noon Jordan Hall, Room B-044

 


 

Rodent Anesthesia and Analgesia Class

This 3 hour class covers the principles of rodent anesthesia and analgesia, as well as peri-operative monitoring of physiological parameters, and pre- and post-operative care. The class includes lecture, demonstrations, and hands-on learning. Participants should be comfortable in handling and restraining mice and rats, as well as techniques such as administering injections. Attending the Biomethodology Class first is strongly recommended.

Pre-registration is required.
Email Mary Riggins at msr5p@virginia.edu or 243-1480 to pre-register.

Rodent Anesthesia and Analgesia Class

Wednesday, May 30th 9:00 a.m. - 12 noon Jordan Hall, Room B-044
Tuesday, August 7th 9:00 a.m. - 12 noon Jordan Hall, Room B-044

 


 

Principles of Rodent Surgery Class

(former title: Rodent Aseptic Surgery Class)

This class, taking place over 2 half-day sessions, covers the principles of surgery and aseptic technique, with particular emphasis on surgical instruments, suturing, sterile procedure, and basic surgical skills. Session formats include classroom instruction, demonstrations, and practical hands-on learning. Surgeries are taught using mice and rats, and include subcutaneous implants, jugular vein cut-down, and gonadectomies. Participants should be comfortable in handling and restraint of mice and rats, as well as techniques such as administering injections. The Rodent Biomethodology Class and Rodent Anesthesia and Analgesia Class are prerequisites. Exceptions made on individual basis.

Pre-registration is required.
Email Mary Riggins at msr5p@virginia.edu or 243-1480 to pre-register.

Principles of Rodent Surgery Class (Two days)

Session 1/2: Wednesday, June 6th 9:00 a.m. - Noon Jordan Hall, Room B-044
Session 2/2: Thursday, June 7th 9:00 a.m. - Noon Jordan Hall, Room B-044
Session 1/2: Tuesday, August 14th 9:00 a.m. - Noon Jordan Hall, Room B-044
Session 2/2: Wednesday, August 15th 9:00 a.m. - Noon Jordan Hall, Room B-044

 


 

Protocol Writing Workshop

This is an informal workshop designed for those new to writing protocols or those wishing to improve their skills.  The workshop provides information on what the regulations say you need to include and provides hints for writing a successful protocol.  Offered on an as needed basis.

Pre-registration is required.
Email Sarah Hudson at sbh6w@virginia.edu or call 924-0238 to pre-register.