Clinical Number

A unique identifying number assigned by the ULAM veterinary staff used to centralize information into complete medical records in a retrievable form. Clinical numbers may be assigned to an individual animal or a group of animals depending on the circumstance.

  • This number can be found handwritten on the cage card of all large animals. Rodents are not given a clinical number until/unless they are reported for a clinical concern.
  • It is typically of the format: 00X#####
    • 00 is the last two digits of the year the animal was received.
    • ##### is a unique identifier for that animal.