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Surgical services

Surgical services personnel undergo rigorous training and evaluation prior to performing surgery, and surgical skills are continuously monitored.

Rodent surgical services are available from both North America and Europe. We will do our best to accommodate requests for overseas surgical procedures.

 Envigo also performs client-specific surgical procedures on rodents. For more information or pricing, please contact us to discuss your specific needs.

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Envigo is dedicated to providing the highest quality surgically modified animals. Surgery personnel undergo rigorous training and evaluation prior to performing surgery. Surgical skills are continuously monitored. Our surgeons regularly receive outside educational training to improve their skills and increase their surgical knowledge.

Envigo is dedicated to the humane care and use of research animals. All surgical modifications are reviewed and approved in advance by Envigo’s Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC). Envigo’s veterinarians provide oversight and technical and professional support to surgical personnel.

All surgical procedures are performed by trained and tested surgeons using aseptic technique in surgical facilities dedicated to maximum-security production barriers or isolators. Surgically-modified models are monitored postoperatively to ensure complete recovery from surgery. All animals undergoing major survival surgery (as defined by the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, 2011) receive post-operative analgesia to further ensure their humane and ethical care. Exceptions to analgesic requirements will require pre-approval by Envigo’s IACUC.

Envigo recognizes the need to supplement enrichment to those animals needing to be singly housed after surgery (e.g., catheterized rats). Therefore, we provide these animals with a section of inert nylabone for gnawing or provide supplemental novel material for bedding. These enrichment items are provided to animals immediately post operatively and remain with them until delivery to the client.