The central research facilities operating room is available for anyone who wishes to perform any non-rodent sterile or non sterile surgery. Anyone wishing to book the OR services must do so by calling the CRF OR supervisor.
The central research veterinary technician services and central animal facility technician services are available on a per-hour basis. These services include pre- and post-operative medications. Chronic studies requiring antibiotics, analgesics or technician time will be assessed on an individual basis and billed at cost plus 10%. To schedule any of these services, please contact the CAF/OR supervisors, veterinary technician or the CRF director.
There is an animal health program at no cost to researchers.
Lifespan CRF Staff
CRF Director: Paula Bains-ValleeCRF Secretary: Maria Papp
CAF Supervisor (Middle House): Thomas Frenze
CAF/Veterinary Services Supervisor (Coro/Claverick): Penny Cloutier-Lyons
CAF Supervisor (Coro/Claverick): Roland LariviereCRF OR/Veterinary Services Supervisor (Middle House): Stephanie Pacheco
CRF Operations and Compliance Coordinator: Ashley Hemendinger
CAF Veterinary Technicians: Jim Clarke, Paul ChamberlainAttending Veterinarian: Lara Helwig, DVM, DACLAMAssistant Attending Veterinarian: Larry Hulesbos, DVM, DACLAM
For information, call 401-444-5788
Please send all correspondence to Rhode Island Hospital, Aldrich 510