Obtaining Veterinary Care

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Unit for Laboratory Animal Medicine

OBTAINING VETERINARY CARE


Normal Business Hours

(Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM)

Veterinary medical care may be obtained by calling the Unit for Laboratory Animal Medicine
(ULAM) @ (76)4-0277



Weekdays After Hours

(Monday through Thursday, 5:00 PM - 8:00 AM)

Veterinary medical care may be obtained by calling the University Department of Public Safety @ (DPS) (76)3-1131. DPS will contact the appropriate veterinarian.



Weekends and Holidays

(Friday 5pm-Monday 8am and holidays)

  1. Veterinary Technician hours: 6:00 AM to 4:30 PM on Saturday, Sunday and 6:00 AM to 2:00 PM on Holidays:
    Routine and emergency problems relating to animal health and husbandry should first be directed to the weekend veterinary technician. The office number for the weekend/holiday veterinary technician is (93)6-1037, and the pager number is 2124 (see pager instructions below).
    If the veterinary technician cannot be reached the veterinarian on call may be reached by calling the University Department of Public Safety @ (76)3-1131
  2. For care outside of regular business hours, regular weekend hours or regular holiday hours
    (i.e., 5:00 pm Friday – 6:00 am Saturday, 4:30 pm Saturday – 6:00 am Sunday and 4:30 pm Sunday – 8:00 am Monday).
    Veterinary medical care can be obtained by calling the University Department of Public Safety (DPS)
    @ (76)3-1131. DPS will contact the appropriate veterinarian.



INSTRUCTIONS FOR USING THE UM HOSPITAL PAGING SYSTEM

To access the UM Hospital computerized paging system, dial (93)6-6266, using a touch-tone telephone. The computer voice will direct you to enter the four digit pager # (use the telephone push buttons). The voice will tell you whether the pager is "on page," and will then ask you to enter your telephone # for the return call. Do this, and then hang up. If you only have access to a rotary (dial) phone, call (93)6-6267 for assistance.

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