The central research facilities (CRF) 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.
Central Research Facilities Staff
CRF Director: Paula Bains-Vallee
CRF Secretary: Maria Papp
CRF Managers: Ashley Hemendinger and Roland Lariviere
CRF Veterinary Services Supervisor (Coro/Claverick): Penny Cloutier-Lyons
CRF OR/Veterinary Services Supervisor (Middle House): Christen Owen
CRF Veterinary Services Coordinators: Jim Clarke, Bethany Healey
Attending Veterinarian: Lara Helwig, DVM, DACLAM
Assistant Attending Veterinarian: Tiffany Borjeson, DVM
For information, call 401-444-5788
Please send all correspondence to Rhode Island Hospital, Aldrich 510