Laboratory Animal Resources (LAR)

Welcome to Laboratory Animal Resources:

During the COVID pandemic, Laboratory Animal Resources (LAR) is continuing to take care of lab animals.  We are working on a skeleton crew, but can be reached by phone or e-mail.  Please do not start any new studies.  For completion of on-going animal studies, you may come on campus to complete your on-going work.  Limit personnel and only work on essential projects.  Please follow all Federal, State and Local rules.  You may contact us via e-mail or phone, should you have any additional questions.

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 animals and their husbandry needs: providing clinical care, feed, water and clean bedding in species-appropriate environments. 

Contact us for guidance as you develop your protocols and for didactic and hands-on training, including, but not limited to, proper animal handling, sample collection, and surgical techniques. 

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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


tick@lab for Animal Management  Protocol and Animal management

You must be a registered user in order to have access to the Tick@Lab site. The site uses a single-sign on method with your UTRGV credentials. If you are unable to log in (i.e. access denied) please submit an access request.

Additional Links

Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC)
Safety: controlled substances, lab safety and occupational health program


Dec. 2019

  • New team member: Serena Olivares
  • Amy Mutore received certification in Lab. Animal Sciences (Latg)
  • Magdalena Ramirez presented at A-tune (animal management software meeting)
  • Renewal of Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare Assurance