Department of Comparative Medicine

Rates 2020-2021

The 2020-21 Rates can be viewed on a downloadable PDF here. Would you like to read about our new External Rates? All rates are effective August 1, 2020.

For projected 5 year rates, please view the PDF here.

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)
Cats 26.20
Chicken Brooders 28.70
Dogs 31.63
Ferrets 12.25
Finches 3.65
Frog Cage/Aquatic System 10.77
Mice ABSL 2 1.76
Mice ABSL 2+ 1.89
Guinea Pigs 17.49
Rats/Hamsters/Gerbils (Standard Cage) 3.05
Mice (Standard cage) 1.234
Pigs 40.20
Rabbits 4.18
Rats ABSL 2 3.46
Rabbits ABSL 2 4.48
Sheep 18.37
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)
Aquatic Species (per system) 0.98

Aquatics can be fish, frogs, or salamanders

 

D. Veterinary/Research Services
Vet. Tech. Consulting (non-clinical) 48.10/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. 82.09/hr
Veterinary Consulting (non-clinical) 120.27/hr
Clinical Veterinarian 157.06/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 49.94/hr
Clinical vet. Tech 82.09/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 142.01/hr
CAS Station Only 67.14/hr
CAS Vet Tech Anesthesia 77.72/hr
CAS Veterinarian Anesthesia 149.25/hr
CAS Vet Tech Consultant 42.40/hr

 

E. Miscellaneous
Animal Resource Assistance 49.94/hr Animal tech salary plus benefits; 30-minute increments, 30-minute minimum. This is for special requests & updating cage cards.

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 20% for admin fee

Transportation Services 59.06/hr
Supplies Cost + 20%
F. Rodent Health & Biological Monitoring
Please refer to our Rates pdf for all of our RHMP pricing.
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.

For RHMP diagnostic tests contact RHMP@uw.edu for current pricing. 

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 or see our Rates pdf for all of our current rates for Clinical and Comparative Pathology Laboratory.

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, kallen2@uw.edu
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.
Gnotobiotic Services Rates Transgenic prices are per session.

 

G. Histology and Imaging Core Services (HIC)
Please contact the laboratory manager for available tests, Consultations and fee schedules or see our Rates pdf for all of our current rates for the HIC.