Clinical Number

A unique identifying number assigned by the ULAM veterinary personnel 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.

  • Large animals receive an individual clinical number and is recorded on the cage card upon arrival. Rodents receive a clinical number assigned per cage if a clinical concern is reported to the veterinary personnel.
  • The format for large animals is 00X#####
    • 00 is the last two digits of the year the animal was received.
    • ##### is a unique identifier for that animal.
  • The format for mice and rats is CLN########.
    • Note: On the occasion that paper records have to be used for rodents they may use the large animal clinical number format