Housing Charges

Per Diem - Per Cage Charges

Mouse              Micro Isolator (standard size)                           $0.90

Mouse              Micro-Isolator (large size)                                 $0.93

Mouse              Sterile Cage                                                     $0.99

Mouse              Quarantine / ABSL-2 / Metabolism Cage         $1.06

Rat                   Micro Isolator (standard size)                           $0.93

Rat                   Sterile Cage                                                      $1.00

Rat                   Quarantine / ABSL-2                                         $1.10  

Per Diem - Per Animal Charges

Rabbit                                      $1.55

Ferret                                       $5.73

Pig                                           $5.73

Note:  Per Diem rates are calculated as the number of cages or number of animals per day (cages/day or animals/day) Animal Charges There is a 15% surcharge on every animal purchase.

Please contact DCM for a quote on species not listed here.


Professional Services

Animal Care Technician                                    $18.00/hr

Surgery Technician                                           $28.00/hr

Veterinarian                                                       $44.00/hr

This fee is charged for services which include but are not limited to: transporting animals, weighing, restraining, identifying, technical training, radiology, separating overcrowded cages, euthanizing animals, clinical pathology, clinical microbiology and serology, biopsy/necropsy, and venipuncture.


Surgery Rooms

Large Animal Surgery - $26 per hour, supplies, technician and/or veterinarian time, plus a 15% surcharge.

Rodent Surgery Rooms - $ 5.50 per hour, please reserve these rooms online .

Mobile Anesthesia Unit - $5.50 per hour or $25 per day.  Please submit a service request to rent a mobile unit.


Necropsy Areas

There is no charge for the use of necropsy areas however; a fee of $18 per hour will be assessed if room is not cleaned after use.


Animal Transport

Animal transport – cost of applicable crates suitable for shipping rodents, technician time, and freight charges plus a 15% surcharge. 


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