Lab Animal Surgery and Research Support Rates

Procedure Hourly Rates
Base* $100.75
Reduced Base $50.38
Surgery** $121.20
Tech/Research Analyst surgery time $40.40
Fluoroscope*** $139.38
Vet time $95.95
Supplies Cost + 15%

*Base dependent on presence of surgeon and/or technician. See the Charge/Hour table below. 

**Hour minimums apply depending on service, and pre-surgical planning may apply. 

***Minimum times and additional fees for techs and supplies apply. See Additional Services, Equipment & Supplies below.

Type of Service Charge/Hour Total Charge/Hr
Surgery Tech Base Reduced Base
Research services, use surgery as procedure room, one technician (Researcher uses own equipment) OR extended pre-surgical planning.   $40.40     $40.40
Research services, use surgery as procedure room, one technician (Researcher uses surgery equipment)   $40.40   $50.38 $90.78
Sterile surgery, minimum 2 hr surgery  $121.20   $100.75   $221.95
Post-op recovery charges - tech + 1/2 base.   $40.40   $50.38 $90.78
Sterile surgery + data collection, minimum 2 hr surgery chg,  surgery rate until operation is completed. $121.20   $100.75   $221.95
After surgery completed tech rate + 1/2 base.   $40.40   $50.38 $90.78
Post-op recovery charges - tech + 1/2 base.   $40.40   $50.38 $90.78
Workshop: 4 animals, 1 room, minimum 2 hr surgery and base $121.20   $100.75   $221.95
Workshop: 4-8 animals, minimum 3 hr surgery and base $121.20   $100.75   $221.95
Acute Surgery or Workshop: minimum 2 hr surgery and base $121.20   $100.75   $221.95
Post-surgical clean up technician rate   $40.40     $40.40
Weekend and after-hours: technician services will be charged 1.5 tech + 1/2 base if treatment related   $60.60   $50.38 $110.98

 

Additional Services, Equipment & Supplies Cost
Anesthesia Machine Rental Minimum $35.35; $15.15/day + 0.5 hr tech time minimum
Fluoroscope Minimum 0.5 hr + tech time + 0.5 base
Sterilization Ethylene Oxide $23.76/load + other supplies + minimum 0.5 hr tech time
Sterilization Steam $7.27/load + other supplies + minimum 0.5 hr tech time 
Supplies Charged at cost +15%
Set up/Clean up  $40.40/hour for each tech involved
X-ray Machine $20/small plate/digital dental, $30/large plate + tech time + supplies