Division of Laboratory Animal Resources

Mission Statement

Provide the highest quality of veterinary services and humane care and treatment to the laboratory animal species used by researchers at the University of Kentucky.  Assisting in the continued advancement of scientific knowledge for the benefit of mankind and abiding by the ethical principles of humane animal care and good science in accordance with all regulatory agencies. While serving as a resource for knowledge and technical expertise by providing an atmosphere of mutual respect and cooperation with our researchers.


Cayuse Animal Oversight

The University of Kentucky IACUC is pleased to announce that Annual Protocol Reviews are no longer required. PIs will no longer submit information for annual review and approval in the Cayuse system. Please report any unanticipated adverse events and noncompliances directly to your clinical veterinarian (DLAR) or the Attending Veterinarian. This update does not affect three-year de novo reviews. IACUCs are still required to conduct a complete review of animal activities every 3 years. Any changes to approved protocol activities must be submitted as an amendment.


DEA Registration

In order to complete the online application for a DEA-225 Research Registration see Section X of the UK Researcher Guide for the use of DEA Controlled Substances. This document also has important information regarding a registrant holder's responsibilities.

If you encounter any issues or have questions, please contact a DLAR Veterinarian for assistance.

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.