Division of Laboratory Animal Resources (DLAR)

General Information

The Division of Laboratory Animal Resources is a support unit for animal-based research at the University of Kentucky. Our mission is to provide the best possible veterinary and humane care for the laboratory animal species used by researchers at our institution. Our highly skilled and dedicated staff is comprised of technicians and technologists, certified by the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science, an internationally recognized leader for education in the field of laboratory animal care. Among our staff are registered and licensed veterinary health technicians who monitor the health of our research animals on a daily basis. They provide care and treatment where needed under the direction of our veterinary staff. In addition to our animal care program, we offer a number of other services including technical services, complete surgical resources, pathology, breeding colony management, and species specific training just to mention a few.

We are a fully accredited institution with the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care, International, a voluntary peer review organization since 1966.

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Below is a list of individuals that you can contact for general information about our facilities and available services

For assistance with protocol design, you may contact any of our DLAR Veterinarians or the Office of Research Integrity. Please see the e-Sirius section of this site for contact information.

Getting Help in DLAR

Information on

Contact

Location

Phone Number

Email address

Husbandry Scheduling of Procedure Rooms for Combs, CAF, Med Center

Peggy Hankes-Pena
Supervisor

MA 64

323-6015

ppena2@email.uky.edu

Husbandry Scheduling of Procedure Rooms in BioPharm

Carolyn Bratcher
Supervisor

BioPharm DLAR Ground floor DLAR Office

323-6010

cbrat2@email.uky.edu

Husbandry Scheduling for Large Animals, Kastle Hall, and MDS

Meagan Shetler
Supervisor

MA17

323-6224

meagan.shetler@uky.edu

Husbandry Scheduling of Procedure Rooms in BBSRB and Sanders Brown

Kim Tomaschko
Supervisor

BBSRB ground floor DLAR Office
323-2816

Facility Issues

Toma Matott

H41F

323-6682

toma.matott@uky.edu

Cage/animal census, cage cards, Transfers, Per Diem

Cheryl Carmichael

HSRB 204

323-6006

cspina@email.uky.edu

 

General Questions on animal orders


 

Donna Dailey

 

HSRB 204

 

323-5885

 

 

dldail4@email.uky.edu

 

Donna Dailey
HSRB 204
323-5885

Non-Vendor animal procurement/Quarantine
Obtaining/Transfering animals from Other Institutions

Ronda
Combs

HSRB MB018

323-6018

rkcomb1@email.uky.edu

Supply ordering for individuals outside DLAR

Lori Ann Lunsford

HSRB 204

323-7132

lori.lunsford@uky.edu

Training Coordinator

JoeAnn Croxford

Medical Center D-77

323-3616

ejcrox2@email.uky.edu

Mouse Breeding Colony Assistance

Glenn Florence

H41A

257-1026

gflor0@email.uky.edu

Autoclaving and Anesthesia Machines and Scheduling of Surgery Area

Hollie Skufca

Wade Washington

Exp. Surgery


Exp. Surgery

323-6225

323-5829
323-6027

hskuf2@email.uky.edu

washing@email.uky.edu

Research Analyst Scheduling

JoeAnn Croxford

Medical Center D-77

323-3616

ejcrox2@email.uky.edu

Protocol Design Assistance and Animal Medical Issues
       

DLAR Assistant Director

Dr. Jeanie Kincer

BBSRB Ground floor Office

323-5469

jfkinc2@email.uky.edu

DLAR Assistant Director

Dr. Jeff Smiley

Medical Center D-77

323-0289

jsmil2@email.uky.edu

DLAR Senior Clinical Veterinarian
Dr. Cheryl Haughton
Medical Center H41E
257-3548