Department of Comparative Medicine

Rates 2022-23

The 2022-23 Rates can be viewed on a downloadable PDF here. Would you like to read about our For-Profit and Non-Profit Rates? All rates are effective November 1, 2022.

Review the 5-year rate projection downloadable PDF.

A. Animals
Direct vendor purchases: These expenses should be covered by the F&A, per NIH & MAA. Invoice processing fee, to cover purchase expenses, labor = benefits
Vendor invoice per line item 0.00


B. Per Diem (Animal Maintenance, Centralized Facilities)
For current per diem rates, please view the above 2022-23 Rates downloadable PDFs.

Chicken brooders, frogs, gerbils, hamsters, finches, mice, and rats are charged on  a per cage basis.  All other animals are charged individually (unless otherwise noted).

Mice (Standard)    = 1 – 5 mice per shoebox cage

Rats (Standard)    = 1 – 3 rats per shoebox cage(depending on weight)


C. Per Diem (Animal Health Maintenance, Decentralized Facilities)

For current per diem rates, please view the above 2022-23 Rates downloadable PDFs.

Aquatics can be fish, frogs, or salamanders


D. Veterinary/Research Services
Vet. Tech. Consulting (non-clinical) 52.04/hr Clinical Vet Tech Assistance, 30-minute increments, 30-minute minimum, charged when part of experimental protocol.  Includes technician salary & benefits, and standard charge for materials; materials not separately charged for most procedures.  (The cost of the preventive medical program and the diagnosis and treatment of non-experimentally induced disease is included in the per diem charge, and not charged separately.)
Clinical Vet Tech. 88.80/hr
Veterinary Consulting (non-clinical) 130.09/hr
Clinical Veterinarian 169.89/hr
Processing Fees Initial health screening and identification upon entrance into the facility and supplies is charged via clinical vet tech assistance or animal tech assistance, depending on the species. Animal tech assist. will charge for the ferrets, frogs, rabbits and chick/brooders. Veterinary tech assist. will charge for pigs, dogs, sheep and cats.
Animal Tech Assist 54.03/hr
Clinical vet. Tech 88.80/hr
Central Animal Surgery Fees Full surgery station, includes basic pack, anesthesia, one CAS Vet Tech, and animal prep, 30-minute increments.

Surgery station only, 30-minute minimum includes basic pack, anesthesia machine.

Note: Set-up & clean-up time will be billed separately via CAS Vet Tech Consultant labor.

CAS Station & Labor 154.29/hr
CAS Station Only 73.31/hr
CAS Vet Tech Anesthesia 84.75/hr
CAS Veterinarian Anesthesia 162.11/hr
CAS Vet Tech Consultant 52.04/hr


E. Miscellaneous
Animal Resource Assistance 52.02/hr Animal tech salary plus benefits; 30-minute increments, 30-minute minimum. This is for special requests & updating cage cards.

Health Certificate and Vet admin fee will be billed separately.

Driver salary plus benefits and vehicle expense; per hour, 30-minute increments, 30-minute minimum, wait time will apply. There is no charge for transfer of UW animals from one UW facility to another UW facility.

Actual vendor price (cost of item, sales tax, freight) plus labor fee

Health Certificate 105.80/ea
Transportation Services 63.89/hr
Supplies Cost + labor

F. Rodent Health & Biological Monitoring

Imports & Exports are very labor intensive and are only used by a small portion of researchers, so this service will no longer be supported by the per diems. Tier I is for domestic and Tier II is for International Export documentation.

RHMP Tech & Vet Assistance are for sample collections. Testing charges will be billed separately.

Import / Export, RHMP Services and Testing

Import With Quarantine………………347.67/ea

Import Without Quarantine………………….112.63/ea

To get test pricing or other rates you will need to email RHMP at

NOTE: Animals, services, and supplies sold to off-campus budgets are subject to an additional 18.6% University of Washington institutional overhead fee added to their invoices. All rates are subject to change without notice and final administrative review.


G. Clinical and Comparative Pathology Laboratory

Please contact the laboratory manager for available tests, Consultations and fee schedules.

Necropsy & UWVDL Histology: Please contact the laboratory manager for available tests, Consultations and fee schedules for Necropsy’s and UWVDL Histology: Kerrie Allen: 206-685-3040,

H. Other Recharge Center Services that DCM provides

Transgenic & In Vivo Services Rates : In Vivo is for colony management and experimental testing for research labs. Transgenic prices are per session.
Gnotobiotic Services Rates: see above