The VMP maintains two large animal surgical suites with
adjoining surgical prep areas and post operative recovery areas.
The suites are equipped with surgical lights, large and small
surgical tables, large and small isoflurane anesthetic equipment,
patient monitoring equipment, electrocautery, and suction
apparatus. An autoclave, surgical instruments, laundry and specimen
manipulation laboratory are also available for use.
The area is accessible to all qualified investigators who have
an approved surgical protocol on file. There is a reasonable fee
for CVM investigators for use of the area, but it must be reserved
at least 48 hours in advance. Investigators can either supply their
own consumable supplies or the VMP will supply them at cost.
Technical support and suite clean up is available on a fee
In order to reserve a surgical suite, a surgery
suite reservation form should be completed and e-mailed to DTaylor@cvm.tamu.edu
or hand delivered to the VMP surgery technician with your requested
dates. He/She will schedule the date on her calendar and confirm
the date for you. Utilizing e-mail is best , in order to have the
confirmation e-mail from our surgery technician that you can keep
for your records.
Please be aware that your date is not reserved until it is on
the surgery technician's calendar therefore it is important that
he/she be the one you talk with concerning these suites. In order
to reach our surgery technician, you can call the VMP at 845-6486
or e-mail DTaylor@cvm.tamu.edu