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Housing Per Diem and Service Rates

All animal housing and pen sizes must meet federal and university regulations relative to size, design and construction. VMP has the required pens to meet requirements for conventional and Biohazard Level 2 research for most species.

VMP will work with investigators to meet housing requirements for special research applications whenever possible. VMP primarily houses horses, cattle, swine, sheep, and goats. However, limited facilities are also available to house deer, coyotes, and dogs.

Investigators that are not in the College of Veterinary Medicine should contact Dr. Clay Ashley at 979-845-6488 or by email at for non-CVM  per diem and service rates.

Please contact VMP for future Housing and Surgery estimates
Investigators should expect a minimum 5% annual increase when writing future grant proposals

VMP 2016-2017 Per Diem and Service Rates for CVM Investigators

The rates shown below are effective September 1, 2016 thru August 2017

***  Contact the Veterinary Medical Park for all non-CVM Rates ****

Animal Per Diems (Cost Per Animal Per Day)
Code Description CVM Rate
1A Cows - Slab $5.50
1B Cows - Pasture $4.54
1C Goats/Sheep - Slab $3.75
1D Goats/Sheep - Pasture $3.64
1E Horses - Stall $14.50
1F Horses - Pasture $5.48
1G Pigs $3.52
Hauling/Cleaning Fees
Code Description CVM Rate
2A Hauling - Live $34.79  + actual gas
2B Hauling - Dead $27.50
2C Hauling - BL2 $66.00
4A Decontamination $53.24
4B Cleaning - Per Lg. Pen $49.50
4C Cleaning - Stall Decon $16.50
ABSL2 Building Fees (Cost Per Day)
Code Description CVM  Rate
3C Building 1044 $3.99
3D Buidings 1220-1228 $22.95
6B Autoclave/Load $22.00
4A Decontamination $53.24
Labor Rates
Code Description CVM  Rate
5A Veterinary Rate $77.00
5B Technician  Rate $33.00
Blood Collection Per Unit
Code Description CVM  Rate
6A Blood Collection $33.00
Surgery and Miscellaneous Fees
Code Description CVM  Rate
3A Surgery Room $27.50
3B ABSL2 Surgery Room $57.50
7A Direct Costs 28%

Control and Monitoring

VMP staff monitor the quality of feed, water, and bedding where used. Daily animal health evaluations are preformed by the Veterinary Medical Park Staff.

Temperature, humidity, and disinfectant routines are monitored in the Biosafety Facilities.