University of Vermont

Office of Animal Care Management

Gaining Access to the Animal Facilities

The following steps are required to gain access to the Animal Facility:

  • Completion of the General Training Module,
  • Submission of an Occupational Health Form to the IACUC,
  • Inclusion on the Personnel Roster for the relevant IACUC Protocol(s),
  • Hands-On Bio-Methods Training provided by OACM Vet Techs, and
  • Submission of a Key/Catcard Access Request Form to the Facility Manager.

These steps are described below.

Completion of Training Modules

Research personnel must complete the General Training module prior to obtaining access to the research animal facilities. Personnel also should complete the Surgery Training, Drug Training and/or Euthanasia Training module(s) if applicable (e.g., personnel performing surgery or euthanasia must complete the relevant training modules).

Choose the desired training module, review the materials, and take the on-line quiz. Once you submit the quiz, your responses will be automatically entered in the OACM database.

Any comments or questions about subject material may be directed to the University Veterinarian: Dr. Ruth, or to Animal Care Management at 656-0459.

Submission of an Occupational Health Form to the IACUC

The IACUC requires annual submission of an Occupational Health form, starting with the Occupational Health Baseline Form for new employees and then the Occupational Health Annual Form for subsequent years. Fax the completed form to the IACUC.

Inclusion on the Personnel Roster for the relevant IACUC Protocol(s)

The PI submits a Protocol Amendment to the IACUC to add new personnel to Protocols. No one is given access to the Animal Facility without first being added to a Protocol roster.

Hands-On Bio-Methods Training

This training is required before access to facilities can be granted. Contact the OACM Vet Techs for their schedule at VetTech@med.uvm.edu or call 68708.

Submission of a Key/Catcard Access Request Form to the Facility Manager

After completion of the above requirements, fill out an Access Request Form found on the Physical Plant web page or by clicking this link: Animal Care Facility Access form, or, for access to Dewey, please use this form: DEWEY Animal Care Facility Access. Fax the completed form to the OACM Facility Manager (fax # 6-2234) who reviews the information before passing it on to the Lock Shop. It can take up to 5 additional days for your request to be completed.

Note: Access is granted for 2 years after which you will need to re-submit an Access Request Form (This does not apply to Principal Investigators).

Last modified June 08 2017 01:37 PM