Animal Care and Veterinary Services

Veterinary Rounds

The primary objectives of veterinary rounds are to seek to fully understand the work being conducted, to meet and dialogue with those working with the animals at lab level, to support research by maintaining open dialogue with animal users, to offer assistance in correcting protocol drift, to offer advice concerning procedural refinements or additional training requirements, and to learn what refinements scientists have initiated that can be shared with Western’s research community.

Veterinary Rounds of procedures where animals are used are conducted proportional to the risk to animal health and welfare, as determined by the AUS.

For more information, please refer to the Veterinary Rounds Policies - Field and Laboratory (PDF).