The Veterinary Surgical Services supports researchers at Washington University and other non-University entities with pre-surgical, surgical and post-surgical services as well as non-surgical procedures for non-rodent species (dogs, pigs, rabbits, ferrets, cats, sheep, goats, etc.).

Core Description

The DCM Veterinary Surgical Services provides veterinary assistance to more than 600 surgical research cases per year involving laparoscopic, orthopedic, transplant, ophthalmologic, cardiologic, neurosurgical, plastic and general surgical procedures.  Services include animal preparation, anesthesia and post-operative care, sample collection, injectable and oral treatments, tissue collection and general observations and care of non-rodent species.  The 2500 sq.ft. facility includes 3 operating rooms, instrument prep and storage, surgeon prep areas, animal prep room and post-operative recovery space. The facility is staffed from 7:00 am – 4:30 pm M-F and four veterinary technicians are available for assistance. Veterinary technical assistance can also be arranged for non-surgical procedures and care during these times.


Service available to All entities, including for-profit organizations.

Priority service for Washington University and other non-profit organizations.


  • Please contact the Core for a complete list of services.


  • Please contact the Core for a complete list of services.


Please contact this core directly for pricing information.