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MDACC DVMS Ancillary Core

Overview of Services

The Operations Team consists of eight individuals, five of which are Campus Services Technicians.  Primary responsibilities include:

  • Animal and sentinel deliveries between campuses and to designated rodent drop-off locations
  • Animal deliveries to other institutions outside TMC. (charges apply)
  • Transport equipment and supplies between campuses as needed
  • DVMS shuttle services between campuses for researchers and staff
  • Provide sterilization services (VHP) upon request
  • Receive and distribute supplies to all sections between both campuses
  • Maintain carcass freezers on an assigned schedule
  • Provide equipment and office move services upon request
  • Clean linen distribution and soiled linen pick-up

For all other questions and inquiries, please contact Andrew Pesek, Associate Director of Operations or Rhudell Turner, Campus Services Supervisor. 

Leadership and Staff

Name Title Phone  Email Office Location
Andrew T Pesek Jr Assoc Dir, Animal Facility Ops (713) 745-5079 atpesek@mdanderson.org  George and Cynthia Mitchell Ba (SB.8416b)
Jack H Knoblauch  Coord, Facilities Projects (713) 563-1592  jhknoblauch@mdanderson.org  George and Cynthia Mitchell Ba (SB.8416c)
Rhudell K Turner Supv, Campus Services (713) 792-2796  rturner1@mdanderson.org  George and Cynthia Mitchell Ba (S1.8123)
Rafael Barba JR  Campus Services Technician   rbarba@mdanderson.org  George and Cynthia Mitchell Ba (S1.8123)
Donald O Williams  Campus Services Technician   dowilliams@mdanderson.org  George and Cynthia Mitchell Ba (S1.8123)
Tiffany L Burgess  Campus Services Technician   tlburgess@mdanderson.org  George and Cynthia Mitchell Ba (S1.8123)
Sean M Yarman Campus Services Technician   smyarman@mdanderson.org  Physical Plant And Police Bldg (PPB1.552)
Jose A Arano Campus Services Technician   jaarano@mdanderson.org  Physical Plant And Police Bldg (PPB1.552)

Location and hours of operation

6:00am – 3:30pm Monday thru Friday

George and Cynthia Mitchell Basic Science & Research Building

 

AM Deliveries

All morning animal delivery/transfer requests are pulled by NCV/SCV staff members on each campus the day of requested transport and placed in the designated airlocks or transfer stations by 7:45am.  Cage(s) are delivered to their designated drop off location between 8:30 – 9:00am.

PM Deliveries

Animal delivery form must be submitted no later than 1:30pm on the day of requested delivery.  Research staff must place their cage(s) in designated airlocks/transfer stations with adequate food, water bottle and green acetate by 1:30pm.  Cage(s) are delivered to their designated drop off location between 1:30 – 2:00pm. 

 

Rodent Drop-Off Room Numbers:

GEMF Cryo Lab….SB.8043

PTC....PTCB.2159 (Experimental Holding Room)

SCRB1…..SCR1.3032 (Rodent Drop-Off Room)

SCRB2…..2SCR1.3028 (Rodent Drop-Off Room)

SCRB3…..3SCR1.4101B (Rodent Drop-Off Room)

SCRB3…..3SCR1.4101A (Dirty Storage/Radioactive freezer)

Zayed…..Z1.5014 (Rodent Drop-Off Room)

Zayed…..Z1.5016 (Freezer Room)

 Airlocks/Animal Transfer

S1.8110 – 1st Floor Equipment Airlock

SB.8126 – Basement Equipment Airlock

TB.3953 – CRB Equipment Airlock

PPB1.421A – South Campus Animal Transfer

PPB1.672 – South Campus Animal Transfer

3SCR1.3104B – SCRB3 Airlock


Links and Resources

  1. Veterinary Medicine and Surgery Home Page

 

Contacts

Name Role Phone Email Location
Andrew Pesek
Associate Director, Animal Facility Operations
 
713-745-5079
 
atpesek@mdanderson.org
 

 
Rhudell Turner
Supv, Campus Services
 
713-792-2796
 
rturner1@mdanderson.org