Technical Assistance Offered

Assistance Provided Without Charge:

DLAR personnel will provide, without charge, assistance with anesthesia of animals used in ETSU teaching laboratories that are part of a course listed in the ETSU catalog.

Diagnostic services for unexpected illnesses - not related to any research procedure - will be provided without charge.

DLAR will provide without charge, training to faculty, technical staff, and students as needed:

  • handling of animals
  • administration of anesthetics
  • post-surgical maintenance of animals
  • bleeding techniques
  • euthanasia
  • other related procedures

Assistance Offered for a Service Charge:

DLAR offers to provide a variety of other services; fees will be charged for these services (time and supplies):

  • restraint of animals
  • induction and maintenance of anesthesia
  • experimental surgery
  • pre- and postoperative care
  • blood and tissue collection
  • injections (s.c injections of antigens etc.)

The following rates will be charged for these services (F/Y 2010-11):

Veterinary assistance: $45.60 ($91.20*) per hour
Technical assistance: $26.42 ($52.84*) per hour

* will be charged outside regular ETSU work hours (nights, weekends, holidays).

Charges will be computed on a quarter-hour basis, with the minimum charge being for 15 minutes.

All services should be requested in writing through the DLAR office at least 24 hours in advance . We are supporting numerous research and teaching projects with our technical staff often booked weeks in advance. Please plan as far ahead as possible. Services will be provided as scheduling permits. Animal husbandry tasks will always have priority. The DLAR animal technicians and veterinary assistants have received training in laboratory animal husbandry and technology. All are certified by the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science.