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Welcome to Animal Resource

Our mission is to assure the humane care and well-being of animals used in research and teaching at the University of Rochester. We strive to promote quality science through responsible animal care and use.

The Animal Resource includes two functional components:

  • Division of Comparative Medicine (DCM)the academic program which includes graduate training, course offerings, research initiatives also provides the veterinary care, specialized training, and services to researchers

     DCM Policies and Resources- NEW

  • Vivarium, which provides all animal care and research specific services

 University of Rochester's Position Statement on Animal Research

Rodent Diet Change from Autoclaved to Irradiated 

In August 2021 we will transition from autoclaved to irradiated rodent chow as described in the March 2021 LIST SERV announcement

Irradiated Standard Rodent Chow 5053 replaces 5010 in KMRB Vivaria the week of August 2 and in SMD/Annex/Meliora the week of August 15.  

Irradiated Breeder Rodent Chow 5058 replaces 5021  n KMRB Vivaria the week of August 2 and in SMD/Annex/Meliora the week of August 15.  

Animal-Resource-Vertebrate section for grants    

University of Rochester NIH Assurance

AAALAC verification letter