In the Comparative Medicine shared resource, our teams of technicians, veterinarians, pathologists and operations specialists offer comprehensive, high quality and compassionate services. We offer our time- and cost-effective services to both Fred Hutch and external users.
To schedule services with the Comparative Medicine shared resource, or to get more information about how we can work with you, visit our rates and scheduling page or send a message to the primary contact for the relevant service area, below.
For more information about the comparative medicine services we offer, contact Dr. Gordon Roble, senior director of comparative medicine and translational resources.
We offer consultation on animal model selection and development, experimental design, and veterinary, technical and care requirements prior to Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) protocol submission.
Our staff provides husbandry and veterinary care daily. We offer a wide variety of services, including colony management, basic and experimental procedure support, and monitoring. Our facility has dedicated surgery and procedure rooms.
The translational research model group within Comparative Medicine provides additional specialized technical services and preclinical models such as NSG, NSG-SGM3, NRG and NBSGW mice. For more information about translational research models, please contact staff scientist Dr. Maura Parker.
Fred Hutch investigators can learn more on CenterNet.
We maintain specific pathogen-free facilities through comprehensive testing and diagnostics and via preventive health services. Our optimal health services remove the potential for intercurrent disease to confound research data and, for some agents, to adversely affect well-being.
The preclinical imaging team provides state-of-the-art in vivo imaging technology and infrastructure to support basic research and translational studies. Our modalities include the following:
Additional imaging resources are available through the Translational Bioimaging Center, a partnership between our animal imaging team and the University of Washington Department of Radiology to support imaging research by members of the Fred Hutch/University of Washington Cancer Consortium.
We offer hands-on training to investigators in handling, equipment use, and a variety of techniques and procedures to aid in your research.
We provide diagnostic and research pathology expertise for a wide range of laboratory species. For more information on our comparative pathology services, contact Dr. Amanda Koehne, director of translational pathology.
For tissue processing, embedding and slide staining services, contact the Experimental Histopathology shared resource.
We provide a full range of pathology services including gross necropsy, microscopic interpretation and lesion scoring. We also offer consultation to investigators who are planning upcoming experiments involving histopathology.
Pathology and clinical veterinary staff collaborate through our biosecurity activities to ensure health. We can help determine the cause of any unexpected experimental results.
We offer hands-on trainings to individuals or small groups, tailored to attendees’ needs.