Breeding Colony Management

Breeding colony management services covers day-to-day management and recordkeeping for your colony. Services include Mating, Separating, Weaning, Genotyping, Transfers, Euthanasia, and colony management coverage during Stanford Holidays, lab personnel vacations, etc.  For further information please contact Dr. Joseph Garner.

Once your lab is set-up with the service, you may request actions via the Breeding Colony Management Assistance Request Form » (SUNet ID is required)

Behavioral Management Services

We provide a troubleshooting service for behavioral, breeding, and welfare issues in animal colonies managed by investigators, as part of the VSC support services. We help troubleshoot particular problems (e.g. changes in breeding performance); as well as providing impact/benefit assessment for changes in housing, handling and enrichment. Request information:


The Veterinary Oath

"Being admitted to the profession of veterinary medicine, I solemnly swear to use my scientific knowledge and skills for the benefit of society through the protection of animal health and welfare, the prevention and relief of animal suffering, the conservation of animal resources, the promotion of public health, and the advancement of medical knowledge."