Animal Care and Veterinary Services

Standard Operating Procedures

Standard Operating Procedures (SOP's) provide a detailed outline of commonly used research and husbandry procedures. They have been developed in consultation with experts in the particular fields and have been approved by the Animal Care Committee.

Adherence to SOP's is mandatory. If SOP's will not be followed, detailed alternate procedures must be documented in the Animal Use Protocol (AUP). These changes will be reviewed by the ACC. It is therefore recommended that the reasons for any changes in procedure be clearly outlined.

Because of the potentially-sensitive nature of the SOPs, only individuals using animals at Western and its affiliates will be granted access. If you require access, please contact

ACVS SOP Index (Western ID required)