On-Demand Resources from Spring 2023 ULAM Faculty Vet Check-In Meetings Now Available

May 5, 2023

Laptop and file download icon with text reading Now Available: On-Demand Resources from Fall 2022 Vet Check-In MeetingsTo help keep the research community apprised of important updates and changes impacting animal care and use at the University of Michigan, ULAM Faculty Veterinarians hosted virtual Vet Check-In Meetings in April and May 2023. 

If you were unable to attend a meeting and would like to learn more about what was discussed, meeting resources are now available to review and download.

Discussion topics included:

  • AAALAC 2023 Site Visit preparations: what to expect and how to prepare
  • Changes to expired drugs, materials, and substances policy
  • Update on ULAM activities
  • Rodent Surgical records

Meeting slides, which include embedded hyperlinks for quick access to additional content, are available via U-M Dropbox (or paste animalcare.umich.edu/spring2023-ufc-resources into your web browser) yellow lock icon using valid Level-1 U-M login credentials.

Meeting Overview

A 37-minute recording of one meeting is also available hereyellow lock icon. The recording will be available for viewing through June 19th, 2023.




0:05   Introduction & Brief Overview
1:30   Update on ULAM
2:43   Veterinary Assistance
3:47   Husbandry Questions
6:46   Clinical Cases and Charges
16:55   Drug Updates
18:54   Xylazine Concentration Changes
22:14   Containment SOP Updates
23:11   AAALAC 2023 Site Visit
28:36   Expired Substances
31:43   Common Errors on Surgical Records


Please reach out to your facility's ULAM Faculty Veterinarian with additional questions or concerns about any of the topics above. A discussion with your veterinarian can also help optimize many different aspects of your research, including:

  • Facility and/or project-specific questions
  • Anesthesia protocols
  • Proper analgesia
  • Proper use of antibiotics or other adjunctive drugs
  • Surgical techniques

If you don’t know your faculty veterinarian, send an email to ulam-questions@umich.edu and your question will be routed appropriately.

yellow lock icon Links marked with a lock icon can only be accessed using valid Level-1 U-M login credentials.