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University of Wisconsin–Madison

Facilities Access and Animal Ordering

Specific information regarding animal facility operations such as space requirements/availability, animal shipping and quarantine, and per diem rates are facility-specific and are handled at the department and or school or college level. Investigators should contact their hiring department, school or college, or work with the research animal veterinary staff on facility-specific questions.


School of Medicine and Public Health (SMPH): Biomedical Research Model Services (BRMS), formerly Laboratory Animal Resources, is a support program of the School of Medicine and Public Health at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. It cares for research animals in a way that fulfills the requirements of good experimental design; and administers a program of animal care and use so that it is consistent with regulatory and accreditation expectations.  BRMS is accredited by the Association for Assessment and Accreditation for Laboratory Animal Care, International.

School of Veterinary Medicine (SVM): The SVM IACUC oversees a program that encompasses two campus animal facilities and three off-campus facilities. Daily operations oversight of the facilities is primarily centralized under the Animal Resources Center (ARC). The research program is generally focused on the teaching mission of the school to train veterinary students; the improvement of techniques, treatments, and therapies for client-owned animals; and basic medical research. For animal ordering, shipping, housing, per diem, and facility access information, contact the SVC Animal Resource Center (ARC) at 263-9704 or 263-4956.

College of Agricultural and Life Sciences: For animal facility information, contact an RARC veterinarian or the IACUC office (, 608-265-3989).

Separate barn protocols are required to request specific animals for projects once the IACUC approves an animal protocol. Investigators should contact the farm directors for more information.

College of Letters and Sciences and Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education Centers (LSCV):

College of Letters and Sciences: The Office of Research Services (ORS) facilitates faculty and staff in their efforts to promote research, advance learning, and amplify the Wisconsin Idea.

The Wisconsin National Primate Research Center (WNPRC): The WNPRC is part of the National Primate Research Centers Program funded by the National Institutes of Health since 1961. The WNPRC's mission is to increase our understanding of basic primate biology and to improve human and animal health and quality of life through research. Information regarding: