Veterinary Consultation and Assistance


Dr. Tom Zimmerman, DVM, MPVM, DACLAM (Director - DLAR) and Dr. Rachel Brownlee, LATG, DVM, DACLAM (Clinical Veterinarian - DLAR) are available to the research community for consultation and assistance in the following areas:

  • Animal model selection;
  • Pre-review of IACUC protocols;
  • Personnel training in the care and use of laboratory animals;
  • Selection of anesthetics, analgesics and tranquilizing drugs;
  • Anesthesia monitoring;
  • Surgical and post-surgical care;
  • Experimental techniques in animals;
  • Disease detection, preventative medicine programs;
  • Diagnosis and treatment of disease;
  • Monitoring of research animal physical and psychological well-being;
  • Biohazard control procedures relevant to animal care and use program

Veterinary Technicians

Ms. Sandra Scherrer, Ms. Marissa Mastromarino, Ms. Carmenza Lopez, and Ms. Jean Rooney are veterinary technicians with experience and training in laboratory animal medicine. They are available to research personnel for assistance with the following:

  • Pre-surgical prep;
  • Anesthesia induction, maintenance and monitoring;
  • Post-procedural care;
  • Injections;
  • Blood and tissue collection;
  • Animal identification (tattooing, ear tags);
  • Dispensing drugs and supplies;
  • Breeding colony management;
  • X-rays

All veterinary personnel can be reached at 444-2194.