Department of Comparative Medicine


The Rodent Health Monitoring Program (RHMP) surveils and maintains the Specific Pathogen Free (SPF) status of rodent housing facilities at the University of Washington (UW).

RHMP activities include:

  • Routinely monitoring the SPF status of UW rodent colonies
  • Resolving outbreaks
  • Tracking and approving intra-UW Animal Transfers – INTRA-UW ANIMAL TRANSFERS INFO HAS MOVED! AOps has changed the operations of these transfers to Billing & Finance! 
  • Facilitating rodent exports to other institutions
  • Evaluating prospective rodent imports and processing rodents in quarantine

To learn more about the Rodent Health Monitoring Program please contact