Holiday Office Closure & Animal Ordering Deadline
The ARC Administrative Office will be closed during the holidays from Monday, Dec. 24, 2018 through Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019. Normal business hours will resume on Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019; therefore, no animal orders will be processed during this time.

The last animal delivery date will be Monday December 17th. The first delivery date in the new year will be Monday January 7th.


The Animal Resources Center (ARC) oversees the care and use of vertebrate animals utilized as part of the research and teaching activities of the University and serves as a source of expertise and support for investigators and the administration on all issues related to laboratory animals. We accomplish this by:

  • Providing quality care for research animals
  • Ensuring that the vivarium facilities and the campus animal care program continue to meet the standards for continued AAALAC accreditation
  • Overseeing the orientation and training of individuals involved in animal research
  • Providing technical services and specialized training in support of ongoing research projects
  • Recruiting and retaining a top-notch staff
  • Working closely with other groups in the University to assure compliance with all relevant laws, regulations, and policies regarding animal care and use