Patricia Foley, DVM, DACLAM
Angela Gamble, BS, LATG
OAW Location & Contacts
The Office of Animal Welfare offers access to a variety of web-based training modules. Descriptions and instructions for accessing the modules are shown below.
NOTE: you must either be an Approved Animal Handler,
How to access Animal Handler Training (UVa & LATA based training)
Working Safely with Animals
This module presents information on the most common hazards associated with animal research and best practices to minimize risk of injury. This module is required for all Animal Handlers.
Animal Research Refresher for Faculty
This module is required to be taken by Principal Investigators of animal research protocols once every 3 years.
Rodent Survival Surgery
This module provides a general overview of proper surgical technique and basic considerations for anesthesia, pre-operative preparation, and post-operative care in rodents. This module is required for anyone performing survival surgery in rodents.
There are 3 separate training sections:
Large Animal Surgery
This module provides an overview of proper surgical technique and basic considerations for anesthesia, pre-operative preparation, and post-operative care in USDA regulated species. The format requires flash software available on most computers. This module is required for anyone performing survival surgery on non-rodent mammals.
Frog Handler Training
This module is required for anyone handling frogs.
Laboratory Animal Training Association (LATA) Modules
These online training modules were developed to provide species-specific information on the humane care and use of lab animals, and techniques-specific modules such as Anesthesia and Analgesia of Rodents. You are required to complete all modules relevant to your research, i.e. one module for each species that you are using (modules not available for all species). If you are anesthetizing animals, there is an additional required module, Anesthesia and Analgesia of Rodents.
There are more modules listed on the website than are required. You only need take the modules that are required for your research program.
Documentation of your completion of any training module will occur automatically in the Office of Animal Welfare database.
Please print out the notice of completion for your own records.
See above for how to access these modules.
Working Safely With Nonhuman Primates
"Working Safely with Nonhuman Primates" was produced by the NIH Office of Animal Care and Use in 1999 for training staff in the NIH intramural research program. This video has a strong emphasis on proper use of personal protective equipment combined with understanding nonhuman primate behavior. This module is required for anyone working with nonhuman primates.
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