Surgical Expertise

One of our primary missions at the PTRU is for our partners’ experimental design process to be unhindered by practical surgical limitations. To this end the PTRU has a staff of skilled and experienced animal surgeons and anesthesiologists. As with all of our other resources our surgical capabilities are greatly enhanced through our access to and collaboration with the wider Duke University Health System.

The addition of this vast reservoir of skilled and experienced researchers allows the PTRU to guarantee our partners truly comprehensive surgical support for any study design no matter how novel in nature. The PTRU also has state of the art surgical facilities optimally suited and equipped for procedures on a wide variety of species both small and large in size.