Animal Surgery Operating Rooms (ASOR)

provides facilities to perform sterile, minimally-invasive, and non-sterile surgical procedures on non-rodent species.

Contacts

Animal Surgery Operating Rooms
734-764-0224
ulam-asor@umich.edu

Jean Nemzek, DVM, MS, DACVS

jnemzek@umich.edu

Location

Medical School Campus
North Campus Research Complex

Affiliations
Medical School

Who We Serve

University of Michigan Researchers

Core Summary

The Animal Surgery Operating Rooms (ASOR), part of the Unit for Laboratory Animal Medicine (ULAM), operate on both the Medical School Campus and at the North Campus Research Complex. Facilities are available for investigators to perform sterile, minimally-invasive, and non-sterile surgical procedures on non-rodent species. Services and facilities can be utilized individually or combined as a full service based on the needs of a specific research project. Facility personnel are licensed veterinary technicians and AALAS Technologists. A ULAM Veterinary Board-Certified Surgeon also oversees daily operations.

Service Categories: Animal Research

Services

Animal surgery operating rooms

Assistance with animal use protocols

Assistance with training laboratories

Intra-operative anesthesia and monitoring

Post-operative recovery

Pre-operative preparation

Steam and ethylene oxide sterilization

Sterile facility rental

Surgical consultation


Equipment

Anesthesia machines with isoflurane or Sevoflurane vaporizers

Autoclave

Basic surgical instruments and supplies

Cautery units

External heat support (heat lamps/circulating water blankets/ Hot Dog)

Fluoroscopy

Glucometer

I-Stat: chemistry and blood gas analyzer

IV fluid warmer

IV infusion pumps

Lead gowns & thyroid shields

Microhematocrit centrifuge

Monitors: EKG, Pulse oximetry, carbon dioxide, direct and indirect blood pressure (NIBP and IBP)

Radiographic unit

Refractometer

Scrubs and personal protective equipment

Stainless steel tables

Surgical suction

Ventilators