Division of Laboratory Animal Resources (DLAR)

eSirius

eSirius is UK's on-line IACUC protocol management and animal ordering system. New Principle Investigators can request an eSirius user account by sending/faxing a completed and signed eSirius Account Request Form to the Office of Research Integrity (ORI). Questions regarding user accounts can be directed to Jill Esham in the Office of Research Integrity @ 859-257-5977. The Office of Research Integrity staff is responsible for administrative protocol development assistance, processing and routing for review of new protocols, amendments, 3rd year re-submissions and annual reviews. Please refer to the ORI-IACUC site for a list of specific responsibilities, SOP's, training contacts and eSirius user manuals.

Veterinary Consultation and Assistance With Animal Use Protocol Development

The Division of Laboratory Animal Resources is ready to assist the researchers at the University of Kentucky with the development of their animal use protocols. Consultation with our veterinary staff may be arranged at your request and is recommended before you submit your IACUC protocol. The veterinary staff, along with other experienced individuals in our department, can assist with many different aspects regarding the design and implementation of the study, analgesic and anesthesia choice, staff training, species specific information and regulatory issues.

Dr. Jeanie Kincer,  Assistant Director, DLAR
(859) 323-5469 
Dr. Kincer may be contacted for assistance and information regarding animal procedures, the Bio-Pharm (New College of Pharmacy), Biomedical/Biological Sciences Research Building (BBSRB) Facility, Sanders-Brown Center on Aging Facility, and Spindletop Rodent Quarantine.                                               

Dr. Jeff Smiley,  Assistant Director, DLAR
(859) 323-0289
Dr. Smiley may be contacted for assistance and information regarding animal procedures, the Medical Center, Central Animal Facility, Combs Facility, Spindletop, Multi-Disciple Research Building (Old Pharmacy), Med Research 3, and Kastle Facility.

Dr. Cheryl Haughton, Senior Clinical Veterinarian, DLAR
(859) 257-3548
For general inquires and new investigator information and assistance, please contact Dr. Haughton for assistance.

Dr. Sandra Bortnick,  Associate Director, DLAR
(859) 323-5293
For general inquires and new investigator information and assistance, please contact Dr. Bortnick for assistance.

Dr. Harold Stills ,  Director, DLAR
(859) 257-1117
For information and assistance with Agricultural animals and new investigator information, please contact Dr. Stills.

Additional assistance with the development of animal use protocols is available from the University of Kentucky Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee and the Office of Research Integrity (ORI). Please refer to the ORI-IACUC site for a list of staff contacts.