Laboratory Animal Resources (LAR)

animal care research

Welcome to Laboratory Animal Resources:

Laboratory Animal Resources (LAR) at the University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) is available to all researchers.  LAR administers and supports all research, teaching and studies which require the use of animals.

We are here to take care of your research animal husbandry needs: provide feed and water and clean bedding in species-appropriate environments. 

We offer guidance as you develop your protocols and provide training for proper animal handling, sample collection, and surgical techniques, as needed.

We are in the process of having our program AAALAC accredited.  We maintain compliance with the following:

PHS Assurance A4730-01                                       USDA 74-R-0216


Laboratory Animal Resources Rates

UT System/Federal Government rates: Mouse cage $1.37; Rat cage $1.68; Rodent Sterile Cage $3.15;Rodent Cage ABSL-3 $4.00;Anesthesia Machine $50/day;Technical Support $30/h;Veterinarian $75/h;B7S5L-$35C0l/ehaning Fee $20/mo;Transport Cleaning Fee $45/trip

Compare UT System Per diem rates to industry rates and other universities, as well as details about fee schedule.

Shipping and Receiving Animals

Shipping Form / Receiving Form

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