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


tick@lab for Animal Management

Protocol and Animal management

Protocol to Purchase-Visual Guide to getting started


Per diem rates and fee schedule $

Institutionaltional Biosafety Committee (IBC)

Safety Link: controlled substances, lab safety and occupational health program

Shipping and Receiving AnimalsShipping Form / Receiving Form

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