Division of Laboratory Animal Resources

DLAR supports the biomedical research community at the University of Kentucky by providing the highest quality veterinary services and humane care and treatment to the animals in our care. DLAR has been continuously accredited since 1966 by the Association for the Assessment and Accreditation for Laboratory Animal Care (AAALAC) International.

DEA Registration

In order to obtain controlled drugs (e.g. Pentobarbital, Ketamine, Buprenorphine), researchers must have their own DEA license. To apply fill out Form 225, which applies to research and is fee exempt for those affiliated (faculty) with the University of Kentucky. See Section 6 Instructions

For assistance, contact DEA Customer Service at 1-800-882-9539.

DLAR Workshops and Continuing Education Credits

DLAR offers a variety of workshops and seminars, including Injection Techniques and Post-Surgical Monitoring. To see a list of offered subjects, see the Training page. All workshops and seminars offered by DLAR are eligible to fulfill IACUC Continuing Education Credit requirements. Presentation PowerPoints are available on the Training page. 

Outside Resources

  • Charles River Laboratories offers a free video article on JoVE, "Principles of Rodent Surgery for the New Surgeon". 
  • Jackson Lab
  • Nature ARRIVE - nature introduces editorial measures to improve consistency and quality of reporting in life-sciences articles. Central to this initiative is a checklist intended to prompt authors to disclose technical and statistical information in their sessions, and to encourage referees to consider aspects important for research reproducibility. Access the ARRIVE guidelines here.