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Animal Surgery Operating Rooms

The Animal Surgery Operating Rooms (ASOR), part of the Unit for Laboratory Animal Medicine (ULAM), provide a variety of services and facilities to investigators on both U-M’s medical campus and at the North Campus Research Complex.

Facilities are available for investigators to perform sterile, minimally-invasive, and non-sterile surgical procedures on both small and large animals.

Services and facilities can be utilized individually or combined as a full service based on the needs of a specific research project.

Facility personnel are licensed veterinary technicians and AALAS Technologists. A ULAM Veterinary Board-Certified Surgeon also oversees daily operations.

Users must have an approved animal use protocol from the Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee (IACUC) prior to utilizing ASOR services and facilities.

Please note: all scheduling, modification, and cancellation requests must be submitted using the online form posted below.

About the Animal Surgery Operating Rooms (ASOR)

  • Surgical consultation
  • Assistance with animal use protocols
  • Steam and vaporized hydrogen peroxide sterilization
  • Pre-operative preparation
  • Intra-operative anesthesia monitoring
  • Post-operative recovery
  • Sterile facility rental
  • Assistance with training laboratories
  • Basic surgical instruments and supplies
  • Monitors: EKG, Pulse oximetry, carbon dioxide, direct and indirect blood pressure (NIBP and IBP)
  • IV infusion pumps
  • IV fluid warmer
  • Anesthesia machines with isoflurane or Sevoflurane vaporizers
  • Ventilators
  • Cautery units
  • Surgical suction
  • Circulating water blankets and heat lamps
  • Stainless steel tables
  • Autoclave
  • Radiographic unit
  • Lead gowns & thyroid shields
  • I-Stat: chemistry and blood gas analyzer
  • Microhematocrit centrifuge
  • Refractometer
  • Glucometer
  • Scrubs and personal protective equipment

The facilities are open Monday through Thursday from 6:30 AM – 5:00 PM and Fridays from 6:30 AM – 2:30 PM (seasonal or holiday changes may affect this schedule).

Using the facilities at times other than those listed above can be discussed with the ASOR Coordinator.

The facilities are operated on a fee-for-service basis. Users are charged for all supplies, technical assistance, and equipment used. Complete estimates are available upon request.

Please contact or call (734) 764-0224 for more information. Voicemail inquiries will be returned as soon as possible.

Animal Surgery Operating Room Rates





Room Rate

$ 42.08

per hour


Daily Room Rate

$ 420.75

per day


Tech Time Hourly Rate

$ 60.00

per hour


Cancellation Fee

$ 70.13

per cancellation


No Show Fee

$ 105.19

per no show


*Rates subject to change.

Schedule ASOR Facilities & Support Services

Schedule ASOR facilities and technical support services using the ASOR Facility Use & Technical Support Form.

(U-M login credentials required)

schedule asor services

Modify or Cancel an Existing ASOR Reservation

Use the ASOR Facility Use & Technical Support Form and select ‘Modify’ or ‘Cancel’ to change an existing reservation.

(U-M login credentials required)

modify a reservation

Request Access to ASOR-Managed Areas

Request card reader access to ASOR-managed areas on both the medical and north campuses.

Note: This form does NOT provide access to buildings and/or animal housing areas.

Request access

References and Resources

Animal Surgery Operating Rooms Facility Access Request Form
Requires valid U-M login credentials to access


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