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Personnel Training

All personnel involved with animal activities on behalf of the University of Hawaii must be adequately trained and qualified to do so. Please see the following for more details (Link to Policy 13 Requirements for Personnel Training).


The AVS veterinary staff will provide guidance to investigators and all personnel involved with the care and use of animals to ensure appropriate husbandry, survival surgery, perioperative care of animals, handling/restraint, medical treatment, immobilization, sedation, analgesia, anesthesia, and euthanasia. It is very important to seek veterinary guidance for writing protocols that involve more than momentary pain or distress (category D&E). Hands-on training and workshops are available through AVS.


Contact AVS Staff, Michael Wong, DVM or Robert Goya-Smith, to schedule an appointment for training opportunities available through AVS.