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Certification

This page is updated frequently. Check back often for upcoming training. Please note that in order to register for training, you must log in to MyDal. If you have questions, please contact the department.  

Certification/recertification schedule and registration

Introduction to Laboratory Animal Care

Introduction to the Care of Use of Fish

Introduction to the Care and Use of Wildlife

 

Seminar training schedule and registration

An Introduction to Managing Mouse Breeding Colonies: 
Size is Not Everything

  • Contact Dr. Jennifer Devitt for more information or other available seminars that may be upcoming

 

Practical training schedule and registration

The following workshops will be offered to provide basic practical training for personnel working with laboratory animals. Training workshops require a minimum of 3 participants up to a maximum of 8. Additional training in more advanced techniques can be provided as needed by contacting the department.

The Mouse: Recommended Technical Procedures 

Material covered in this workshop includes:
  • A video presentation covering humane handling and restraint methods, sexing and identification, anesthesia techniques and recommended procedures for blood collection and injection methods in the mouse. A discussion on characteristics of healthy rodents using an interactive CD-ROM.
  • A hands-on session where participants may then practice the observed techniques.
  • Contact Dr. Jennifer Devitt for more information

The Rat: Recommended Technical Procedures

Material covered in this workshop includes:
  • A video presentation covering humane handling and restraint methods, sexing and identification, anesthesia techniques and recommended procedures for blood collection and injection methods in the rat. A discussion on characteristics of healthy rodents using an interactive CD-ROM.
  • A hands-on session where participants may then practice the observed techniques.
  • Contact Dr. Jennifer Devitt for more information

Introduction to Anesthesia

Material covered in this workshop includes:
  • A presentation covering preanesthetic considerations, monitoring anesthetic depth, injectable vs. inhalant anesthesia, anesthetic emergencies, post-op care and analgesia.
  • A demonstration of an anesthetic machine, intubation equipment and monitoring devices.
  • Contact Dr. Jennifer Devitt for more information

Introduction to Aseptic Surgical Technique

Material covered in this workshop includes:
  • A presentation covering standards for surgical facilities, sterilization of instruments/implants, patient and surgeon preparation, and maintenance of a sterile field.
  • Participants will work in small groups to practice gowning, gloving, opening sterile packs, establishing a sterile field, instrument handling, and basic suturing using suture boards and rat/mouse carcass.
  • Contact Dr. Jennifer Devitt for more information

Please note:  Participation in practical training sessions does not fulfill the requirement for obtaining a Certification Number.  Certification numbers are assigned after successful completion of a written test based on the Laboratory Animal Introductory Course. Please contact us for more information.