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Holidays: The Veterinary Service Center will be closed for Thanksgiving on Thurday, November 25 through Friday, November 26. We will reopen on Monday, November 29th.

The Veterinary Service Center will be operating under minimal staffing levels during the winter closure, December 20, 2021 through December 31, 2021.

All VSC Administrative Offices will be closed beginning at 4:00 pm on Friday, December 17, 2021 and re-opening on Monday, January 3, 2022 at 7:00 am.

Orders:  Orders will not be processed, and animals will not be delivered during the winter closure:

  • For delivery on December 14, 15 or 16, 2021, orders must be submitted by Wednesday, December 8th.  There will be no deliveries on Friday, December 17th.
  • For delivery the week of January 3, 2022 orders must be placed by 12:00 noon on Tuesday, December 14th.
  • Animal orders submitted after 12:00 noon on Tuesday, December 14, 2021 will not be processed until the week of January 3, 2022 for delivery the week of January 10, 2022.
  • For questions regarding animal orders, contact Shannon Weaver at 650-723-4009, sweaver@stanford.edu or Shalamar Hayes at 650-724-1509, animal-transfers@lists.stanford.edu.

 

Rodent Imports, standard:  The last day for receiving imports will be Thursday, December 9th.

Rodent Imports, large (more than 20 cages) or shipments with incomplete health information, as determined by VSC:  The final day for receiving these shipments will be Wednesday, December 1st.  These shipments are subject to extended quarantine and are estimated for release out of quarantine on January 28, 2022.

Rodent Imports, new PI colony (more than 50 cages):  The final day for receiving these shipments will be Wednesday, December 1st.  These shipments are subject to extended quarantine and are estimated for release out of quarantine on January 28, 2022.

Rodent Exports:  The last day for shipping exports will be Wednesday, December 15th.   Exports will resume the week of January 3, 2022. 

Internal Transfers:  Requests to transfer animals must be submitted by 12:00 noon on Tuesday, December 14, 2021 for transfer by Thursday, December 16, 2021. Transfers submitted after noon on December 14th will not be processed until January 3, 2022.

CMP-RAF Shuttle Service: The VSC shuttle service between CMP and RAF will be available during winter closure, December 20, 2021 through December 31, 2021.

Diagnostic Laboratory will be closed beginning 12:00 pm on Friday, December 17, 2021 and re-opening on Monday, January 3, 2022.

  • STAT clinical or research testing emergencies or possible storage strategies: Please contact Roberta Moorhead at 650-464-5025
  • Transnetyx shipping days will be:
    • RAF/CMP TAG center pick-ups will be at 2:30pm on
      • Monday, December 20th
      • Thursday, December 23rd
      • Monday, December 27th
      • Thursday, December 30th
    • Arastradero – This TAG center will not have any pick-ups during the holiday closure.  Please bring your well plates to RAF or CMP TAG centers.

 

Veterinary or Facility Emergencies:  For veterinary or facility emergencies during this period call 650-723-4408.

Please contact the VSC at 650-723-3876 if you have special requirements for handling morbidities, euthanasia or carcass disposal during the closure. 

As a reminder, scientists are responsible for monitoring experimental animals and weaning pups as required by the APLAC Guidelines for Housing and Weaning Mice and Rats during the winter closure.

 

If your lab needs assistance with weaning rodents, please complete the VSC Breeding Colony Management Request form @ http://med.stanford.edu/vsc/forms/breeding-colony-management.html no later than Friday, December 10th, 2021 to contract for weaning services.   If you do not contract with the VSC Breeding and Colony Management team and rodents are not weaned per the APLAC Guidelines for Housing and Weaning of mice, the VSC will proceed with weaning of animals and you will be assessed the Over-Crowding per Cage Fee: http://med.stanford.edu/vsc/rates.html

Normal VSC staffing levels and hours of operation will resume Monday January 3, 2022.

Business Hours

Monday - Friday 7:00AM - 4:00PM

Main Number: (650) 723-3876

Our offices will be closed on all University holidays


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