Veterinary care


  • Adequate veterinary care must be provided and is the responsibility of a veterinarian or a person who has training or experience 'in laboratory animal sciences and medicine. Daily observation of animals can be accomplished by someone other than a veterinarian; however, a mechanism of direct and frequent communication should be adopted so that timely and accurate information on problems in animal health, behaviour, and well-being is conveyed to the attending veterinarian.
  • The veterinarian can also contribute to the establishment of appropriate policies and procedures for ancillary aspects of veterinary care, such as reviewing protocols and proposals, animal husbandry and animal welfare; monitoring occupational health hazards containment, and zoonosis control programs; and supervising animal nutrition and sanitation.
  • Institutional requirements will determine the need for full-time or part-time or consultative veterinary services.
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