Reservation of Vet Med Research Farm (VMRF) Teaching Animals

VTH Policy #Misc816

Implementation Date: 11/17/2022

Date of Last Revision: 11/02/2022

Next Review Due: 11/01/2025


Reviewed by VTH Administrative Team: 10/31/2022

Reviewed by VTH Board: N/A


Reviewed by Legal Counsel: N/A

Reviewed by Biosecurity Subcommittee: N/A

Subject to modification by the VTH Director without approval.


The UIUC College of Vet Med maintains a herd of cattle and sheep at the Vet Med Research Farm (VMRF) and a herd of horses at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital (VTH) for teaching purposes. Requests for teaching animals can be made directly with the teaching herd manager. 


Teaching animals may be requested by faculty, staff, and student organizations. All animals must be reserved PRIOR to use. Animals may be reserved for multiple days. All use of teaching animals must be tracked. VTH horses are to be used for teaching only and are not available for research. Horses residing at VMRF are used for research protocols and are not available for teaching.

Procedure (if applicable)

  1. Request reservation with teaching herd manager, and please give at least a 3-business day notice for reservations. After your request is submitted to the teaching herd manager, you will receive an email confirming the reservation and assigning animals.
  2. All use of teaching animals must be tracked. Users are required to track any class/lab use and any administered sedation/medication on the animal’s daily sheet. Daily sheets will be on the clipboard of stalled animals. Daily sheets for horses that reside in the north pasture are on the white board in Ward 3. Daily sheets for livestock are in farms rounds room.

Definitions (if applicable)

Veterinary Teaching Hospital (VTH): The collective clinical services of the Large Animal Clinic, Midwest Equine, the Small Animal Clinic, and the Veterinary Medicine South Clinic.


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Owner:Jenny C.Group:University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine Teaching Hospital
Created:2023-02-23 10:28 CDTUpdated:2023-02-23 13:34 CDT
Sites:University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine Teaching Hospital
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