Animal Orders during the winter break
Please find below the schedule for animal ordering during the winter break:
- The deadline for the last day to place orders in December 2021: Wednesday December 15th at 4pm
- The last animal deliveries will be received on December 21st/22nd
- The deadline for the first day to place orders in January 2021:Wednesday January 5th at 4pm
- The first animal deliveries will be received on January 11th/12th
Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to
New form and email for animal orders
This is a new Animal Order Form 2021 that is to be used going forward. Please share this with everyone in your lab and ensure they delete any previous versions of this form to avoid having to fill forms more than once.
Please ensure that all animal orders now get sent to this email address – firstname.lastname@example.org – to guarantee your order is seen and placed.
New Anesthesia/surgery and Buprenorphine-SR forms
sent out a memo on August 31st in regards to anesthesia/surgery
monitoring and analgesia. Please find the associated documents under "Forms, Applications, Permits" on the top menu.
New Surgery Hood
A New Surgery Laminar Flow hood will be available in the CLEAN surgery suite for booking and use after August 9, 2021.
Sodium Pentobarbital Shortage
Information below was taken from an email sent out to the Ontario Association of Veterinary Technicians (OAVT) on behalf of the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA).
|Guidance for Veterinarians on Euthanasia Methods that |
Do Not Include Pentobarbital Sodium
Due to a global shortage of pentobarbital sodium, the active ingredient used in most euthanasia products for animals, the existing Canadian supply may be impacted by the end of 2021 through mid-2022. Health Canada’s Veterinary Drugs Directorate (VDD), the Canadian Animal Health Institute (CAHI), and the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) are working together with manufacturers, importers, and distributors to help minimize the impact of the shortage and provide information and updates to stakeholders.
The CVMA, through an advisory committee, has developed a guidance document, Guidance for Veterinarians on Euthanasia Methods that Do Not Include Pentobarbital Sodium, on products, methods, and protocols that can be used by veterinarians as alternatives to those that utilize pentobarbital sodium for euthanasia of animals.
Read the English version of the guidelines here.
Read the French version of the guidelines here.
The CVMA will endeavor to keep Canadian veterinarians apprised of any changes to the situation, including updates to the Guidance Document.
Please direct any questions regarding this document to email@example.com. The CVMA will coordinate written (email) responses from members of the advisory group who authored the Guidance Document.
Dr. Enid Stiles