Additional Training Requests

Migration to Canvas completed

The UBC Animal Training group has migrated all online training content to Canvas. Existing courses in Connect will no longer be available for new self-enrollment on July 1, 2018.

Learn more about our migration to Canvas.

Additional procedure-based workshops are available for other procedures and can be requested by contacting

These workshops include (for rats and mice):

*Training procedures using other species can also be organized.

  • Gavage
  • IV tail vein injection
  • Blood sampling methods (microsampling, saphenous, tail vein, intracardiac, vena cava, facial vein, retro orbital)
  • Intubation/ventilation
  • Tissue collection (identification of the correct anatomical position and recognition of the tissue to be collected as well as the best way to remove the tissue)
  • Cervical dislocation
  • Decapitation
  • Suturing (basic and more advanced patterns)
  • Surgical model refinement/training
  • Intratracheal/intranasal administration
  • Intradermal/foot pad injections
  • Intramuscular injections
  • Tail vein catheterization
  • Transcardiac perfusions
  • Other procedures based on requirements of the research

These workshops can be run “one-on-one” or in lab groups depending on the equipment required.

The fee for additional procedures training is $20 per person per workshop.