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Veterinary Office2019-01-15T08:25:00+00:00

Contact details

Director:
Tel.: +34 91/497 3830 or +34 91/497 53 08
e-mail: david.munoz@uam.es

The Veterinary Office of the La Princesa/Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM) Research Institute, registration number ES-28079-0000097, is located on the Medical Campus of the UAM. Its purpose is to raise, produce and monitor animals to be used in research. It has a diagnostic laboratory where serological, parasitological, radiodiagnostic and pathological anatomy tests are performed.

The following test animals are bred or maintained in these facilities:

  • Rodents: Rats and mice (outbred, inbred, genetically modified).
  • Rabbits.
  • Guinea pigs.
  • Amphibians (Xenopus).
  • Pigs.
  • Goats.
  • Cats.
  • Non-human primates.

All Veterinary Office personnel are in possession of the corresponding accreditation in accordance with Spanish Royal Decree RD 53/2013 dated February 1.

General Animal Services

  • Health control of rodents.
  • Serology.
  • Microbiology.
  • Parasitology.
  • Processing of tissue samples for anatomical pathology research (in paraffin, preparation of cuts).
  • Recording blood pressure and heart rate in rats.
  • Radiology of rodents.
  • Production of polyclonal antibodies: Inoculation and taking samples.
  • Surgical preparation of experimental models (castration, vasectomy, hysterectomy, thymectomy, etc.) and pathological models (diabetes).
  • Preparation of pregnant females, mice and rats with known cross-breeding date.
  • Ethics committees.
  • Maintenance, care and experiment protocols.
  • Training for researchers and technicians (inoculations via different pathways, organ extraction, fluid extraction, administration of drugs via different pathways, experimental protocols and animal identification).
  • Adaptation of installations to current regulations: design.
  • Animal welfare.
  • Health control.
  • Training by means of periods spent at other centres for scientific and technical staff.
  • Anaesthesia and euthanasia appropriate to the experimental model.
  • Bibliography.

USE OF VETERINARY OFFICE SERVICES

  • The Lead Researcher (LR), before requesting a project that requires the use of animals, must contact the Veterinary Office Management gabinete.veterinario@uam.es to request a space.
  • The space will be allocated by the Veterinary Office Management. Should it not be possible at that time, it will be added to a waiting list.
  • The project must have approval from the competent authority in terms of animal protection and funding.
  • The Veterinary Office will invoice services provided to researchers annually.
  • All personnel working on procedures involving animals must be adequately trained and qualified.
SPECIES SPECIES OTHER CENTRES
SD rats 7 days €2.30 € 2.90
SD rat (1-2 months) € 5.80 € 7.20
SD rat (2-6 months) € 11.00 € 13.90
SD rat (6-12 days) € 15.60 € 19.60
SD rat (12-24 months) € 26.60 € 33.50
SHR and WKY rats:
10 days € 2.90 € 4.00
1 month € 11.00 € 13.90
1-3 months € 15.00 € 18.60
3-6 months € 20.20 € 25.20
12 months € 26.60 € 33.50
12-18 months € 41.60 € 52.00
18 -32 months € 71.60 € 90.10
Pregnant SD females with date € 24.30 € 31.20
Pregnant SHR/WKY females with date € 52.50 € 65.60
Neutered rats € 17.30 € 20.80
Neutered and aged rats € 33.50 € 41.60
Mouse litter € 8.70 € 11.60
SD mouse litter € 14.40 € 18.50
SHR/WKY mouse litter € 31.50 € 39.40
Inbred mice (0-1 month) € 1.30 € 1.40
Adult inbred mice € 5.80 € 8.10
Aged inbred mice € 6.90 € 9.20
European cat € 173.30 € 231.00

Not including VAT (21%)

ANIMAL HOUSING UAM OTHER CENTRES
SPECIES Rate € / week Rate € / week
Chronic rats € 2.90 € 3.50
Diabetic rats € 4.00 € 5.00
Mice/Standard type II cage € 1.20 € 1.70
Mice/Large type II cage € 1.50 € 1.90
Chronic rabbits € 4.60 € 10.40
Chronic cats € 6.90 € 8.70
Primates (Cercopithecus) € 9.80 € 12.30
Primates (Callitrichidae) € 4.60 € 5.80
Guinea pigs € 3.50 € 4.30
Xenopus € 0.90 € 1.10

Not including VAT (10%)

Health controls Other Centres
Serology € 10.50/serum and agent tested
Parasitology € 3.70/animal

Not including VAT (21%)

Rabbits UAM Other Centres
Extractions and inoculations. € 3.90 € 4.90
Extract/Cardiac puncture € 8.70 € 11.00

Not including VAT (21%)

Anaesthesia UAM Other Centres
Use of anaesthesia equipment/hour € 6.30 € 7.90

Not including VAT (21%)

Operating theatre UAM Other Centres
Use of operating theatre/day € 8.40 € 10.50

Not including VAT (21%)

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