New ASOR Rates Go Into Effect January 1, 2019

December 20, 2018

Calendar icon showing January 1As a reminder, upcoming changes to Animal Surgery Operating Room (ASOR) rates will go into effect January 1, 2019. View the complete list of revised rates yellow lock icon (available via PDF download) that have been reviewed and approved by the University’s Financial Analysis Office.

In an effort to more accurately reflect the myriad service(s) and support you receive from our ASOR team, the new rate structure will allow for an itemized selection of equipment and supplies, rather than the current all-inclusive procedural rates. Our hope is that this new, more customized approach will better meet the needs of your specific research project(s).

These rates will continue to be re-evaluated on an annual basis coinciding with the end of the fiscal year and are subject to change. While we will continue to make every effort to prevent or minimize any fluctuation in ASOR rates, we encourage you to follow standard best practices for baseline budgeting, which allow for incremental cost changes of between 2% - 5% per year throughout multi-year grant projects.

Questions or Concerns?

Should you have any questions or concerns about ASOR rates, or budgeting for your research projects, please contact the ULAM Business Office at or (734) 764-0277.

Questions may also be directed to ULAM Assistant Director for Research Services and ASOR Director Jean Nemzek, DVM, MS, DACVS, at

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