Attending Vet Visit and Availability Update
Dr. Walter Horne, Attending Veterinarian, will be unavailable for veterinary consultation from Wednesday, November 26, 2014 through Saturday, November 29, 2014. In case of veterinary emergency during this time, please contact Dr. Stanley Dannemiller at 330-523-8622. Drs. Horne and Dannemiller will be performing a routine vet visit in the UARV facility the morning of Tuesday, November 25, 2014. If you have any specific observation requests in regard to your animals, please let me know so I can inform Dr. Horne.
UARV Policy Updates, New User Access, and Reminders
The UARV policies and forms for new users have been updated for accuracy and are attached. It is recommended you take a minute to re-familiarize yourself with facility policies, as there are some new additions:
- All animal cages being transported from the UARV to individual lab spaces are required to be covered during transport to protect the animal and to prevent unwanted attention. You may use a PPE gown, or labcoats are available in the facility laundry room (B115). If you use a labcoat, be sure to place it in the dirty hamper after transport so our staff can clean it.
- No photos or videos are permitted within the facility without prior approval by the UARV Supervisor.
Hard copies of these forms are available on the reception desk on the UARV 1st Floor. As a reminder, unauthorized individuals are not permitted in the facility without prior approval of the UARV Supervisor.
Animal Food Prep – Fridge Cleanout
The white refrigerator in B223 (animal food prep) will be cleaned out on Monday, November 24, 2014. Any food you wish to keep should be stored in the brown fridge in the same room. Food will be moved back into the white refrigerator on Wednesday, November 26, 2014. All food containers should be easy to sanitize, and labeled with the following information: food product identification, PI last name, protocol number, and date of expiration. If a date of expiration is not available, a date of acquisition should be on the container. Unlabeled or mislabeled food will be regularly thrown out by the UARV staff.
Necropsy: Carcass Disposal
Ziploc bags for carcass disposal are provided on the stainless steel cart next to the necropsy freezer (in the dirty cagewash room), and are also available in the food prep room (B223) on the second floor of the facility. In collaboration with campus Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety (EOHS), the UARV is requiring that all carcasses have the following information written in permanent marker on the Ziploc bag: PI last name, protocol number, species, and date of disposal. All Ziploc bags can be disposed of in the black plastic bag within the necropsy freezer. If you schedule carcass disposal with EOHS in your individual lab space, label your disposal bags with the same information.
AHU Shutoff Dec 1 – 5
The air handling unit in the UARV will be undergoing maintenance the week of December 1, 2014. During this time, the unit will go through periods of being turned on and off. The UARV will be closely monitoring the animals and room temperatures during this time, and is working closely with Physical Facilities to keep the noise, vibrations, and other disturbances to a minimum. You may still use your animals during this period; contact the UARV Supervisor if you have questions.