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Topaz Elements Online Ordering

Ordering Animals

The Animal Resource Purchasing Coordinator Office is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. All animals must be requisitioned through the Animal Resource Purchasing Coordinator Office. No separate or special arrangements may be made to obtain any animals from any source, commercial, institutional or private unless previously discussed with the Animal Resource Purchasing Coordinator. Orders may be placed during regularly scheduled office hours.

The deadline for ordering is 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday one full week prior to the week in which delivery will occur, except NIA rodent orders which need to be placed on Tuesday at 10:00am the week prior to delivery. All orders placed after the 4:00 p.m. Wednesday deadline will be placed the following week. Delivery also depends on the availability of animals from the vendor and weather conditions.

Our online orders must be received by the required deadlines.

If there are any errors, the Animal Resource Purchasing Coordinator must be called/emailed immediately so that the necessary corrections may be made prior to the animal(s) being shipped. The responsibility for verifying the accuracy of an order rests with the principle investigator or his/her designee.


All cancellations and changes must be received by the ordering deadline in order to be accommodated.

Training Guide and Helpful Hints and Tips

Topaz Elements Online Animal Order Training Guide updated 11/2023

Topaz Elements Online Animal Ordering Tips and Reminders

How to Create Standing Animal Orders in Elements

How to Create Orders with Different Ages in Elements