J.D. Wheat Veterinary Orthopedic Research Laboratory

Photo: Vet Med 3A
Vet Med 3A

Facilities

The J.D. Wheat Veterinary Orthopedic Research Laboratory is an organized research center of the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of California at Davis.  The multi-user laboratory in building VetMed3A consists of a mechanical testing facility (4430 sq ft), undecalcified tissue processing area (605 sq ft), microradiography area (260 sq ft), microCT specimen scanner (240), (photography area (90 sq. ft.), microscopy area (90 sq ft), computer area (180 sq ft), and graduate student and faculty office space (1500 sq ft) in Vet Med 3A.  The laboratory also houses digital radiography and kinematic and kinetic data collection and analysis systems.  Mechanical testing, undecalcified tissue processing for histology and microradiography, microCT, and stress fracture evaluation are provided on a recharge basis (see Services).  The laboratory is adjacent to the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital and California Animal Health and Food Safety Laboratory which facilitates collaboration.