Animal Training Sessions

Vet Services offers regular training on animal care and use, including rodent handling, restraint, and various techniques. Please email vetservices@bu.edu with any questions or to enroll in an upcoming training. Space is limited to three (3) participants per session. Enrollment prior to the training day is required to attend.


Session 1

Every Wednesday, 1:30-2:30

This introductory session is a prerequisite for all other trainings. This training covers:

  • Animal handling
  • Animal restraint
  • Euthanasia
  • Mouse health

Session 2A

1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month, 1:30-2:30

Participants must have completed Session 1 prior to attending this session. This training covers:

  • Subcutaneous (SQ) injections
  • Intraperitoneal (IP) injections

Session 2B

Every Thursday, 1:30-2:30

Participants must have completed Session 1 prior to attending this session. This training covers:

  • Tail vein injections/collection

Session 2C

2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month, 1:30-2:30

Participants must have completed Session 1 prior to attending this session. This training covers:

  • Anesthesia
  • Retro-orbital work

Session 2D

Scheduled as needed

Participants must have completed Session 1 prior to attending this session. This training covers:

  • Surgery
  • Aseptic technique

Other

Scheduled as needed

Participants must have completed Session 1 prior to attending this session. This training covers:

  • Facial bleeds
  • Caliper work
  • Tail nicks for glucometer
  • Clipper maintenance

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