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Veterinary and Veterinary Technical Services

Note: Rutgers University does not have a veterinary school, and does not provide a service to the public for veterinary consultations and treatments for pets and privately owned animals.  Veterinary Services only provides medical care for University owned research animals.  

For members of the public: If you need advice or care for your pet animals, please contact a local veterinarian.   To locate a veterinarian in your area, go to or  for a list.

Veterinary Services

Rutgers employs a team of skilled veterinarians, veterinary technicians and animal care technicians who provide medical care to animals, training and technical services for research staff.

Our veterinarians are available for consultation and assist with a variety of topics including:

  • Assist research staff with development of new animal models and protocols
  • Ensure appropriate surgical and postsurgical care is provided
  • Provide instruction and advice regarding handling and restraint, anesthetic and analgesic drug selection
  •  Health monitoring which includes:
    • Disease prevention and regular surveillance
    • Diagnosis, treatment and resolution for sick animals

Research personnel requesting veterinary care or to reach a veterinary technician staff during normal working hours please contact: 848-445-7365/848-445-4168 for New Brunswick-Piscataway campus and 973-972 8141 for Newark campus. 

To report sick animals during weekends/holidays or out of normal working hours, contact the facility supervisor.

For all non-animal emergencies during out of business hours – Contact the Rutgers police and appropriate staff will be alerted.


Veterinary Technical Services

CMR's highly skilled veterinary technician support team is available to provide support in the following areas (not an inclusive list):

  • Anesthesia support
  • Breeding and weaning
  • Animal identification – ear tag, ear notch, tattoo, microchip
  • Tissue collection for genotyping
  • Sample collection – blood, urine, other tissues
  • Dosing
  • Medical treatments
  • Drug and supplies ordering
  • Euthanasia
  • Training on animal handling, procedures, anesthesia, aseptic surgical techniques, and other as required
  • Surgical Services