Continuing Education Credits are available with attendance of our DLAR workshops

DLAR Workshop & Training Schedule

To reserve a slot for a Workshop or a Training please click on the Training Calendar here or in the Quick Links. 

Please request/schedule for all Workshops and Trainings at least one week before scheduled date.
Workshops will be held in the DLAR Medical Center Facility 

For other inquiries please contact the DLAR Training Group.

DLAR Principal Investigator Orientation (DLAR-TRG-13) Dates

DLAR Investigator Orientation provides the investigator and their research staff with valuable information for navigating DLAR facilities easily and successfully. 

Topics include:

About the Division of Laboratory Animal Resources at the University of Kentucky, Federal Regulations, IACUC & Protocol Considerations, Working with Animals in DLAR Facilities, Safety, Facility Access and Security, Animal Housing Systems, Humane Euthanasia, and DLAR Contacts.

The presentation last about 90 minutes, we recommend scheduling two hours in the event there are questions. 

To Schedule:

1.  Select your preferred date

2. Send the resulting auto-populated email 



Tuesday 12-Mar-2024            Tuesday 26-Mar-2024


Tuesday 09-Apr-2024            Tuesday 23-Apr-2024       


Tuesday 14-May-2024           Tuesday 28-May-2024     


Tuesday 11-Jun-2024             Tuesday 25-Jun-2024       


Tuesday 09-Jul-2024              Tuesday 23-Jul-2024       


Tuesday 13-Aug-2024            Tuesday 27-Aug-2024      


Tuesday 10-Sep-2024             Tuesday 24-Sep-2024       


Tuesday 08-Oct-2024             Tuesday 22-Oct-2024        


Tuesday 12-Nov-2024


Tuesday 10-Dec-2024       

November and December, we will only offer once due to the Holidays

If the posted dates do not work with your lab schedule, please reach out to the DLAR Training Group to inquire about setting up a Personal/Lab session.

Click here for PDF version of the schedule.

DLAR Mouse Breeding Colony Management (DLAR-TRG-15)

Contact the DLAR Training Group for further information and reservations for the Mouse Breeding Colony Management Seminar.  Breeding Colony Management training slides (PDF, 77 pgs).

Hands-on Rodent Surgical Workshop

Our instructor for this workshop will be Dr. Cheryl Haughton, Senior Clinical Veterinarian. Research staff will need to complete prerequisite training prior to enrollment in this rodent surgical workshop. Prerequisite training will include: Mouse and Rat Handling; Mouse and Rat Injection Techniques; Use of Rodent Anesthesia Machine; Principles of Aseptic Rodent Surgery; Suturing Basics for Rodents; and Post Surgical Monitoring. Forms of this training include the AALAS learning library, DLAR online or workshop presentations, demonstrated experience, and work with inanimate models.  Please contact Dr. Haughton to discuss prerequisites.  To schedule for this Workshop please contact the DLAR Training Group

Humane Techniques for Rodent Euthanasia using Carbon Dioxide (DLAR-WSHP-01)

Contact the DLAR Training Group for further information and reservations for the Humane Techniques for Rodent Euthanasia Using Carbon Dioxide Seminar. Rodent Euthanasia Guidelines and Recommendations (PDF 29 pgs).  Guide for Carbon Dioxide Euthanasia Steps (PDF 8 pgs)

DLAR Aseptic Surgery Techniques (DLAR-WSHP-02)

This workshop will demonstrate the appropriate way to prep your surgical area and patient in an aseptic manner. Handouts will be offered for future reference as well. Please contact the DLAR Training Group for further Information and reservations for Principles of Aseptic Surgery Techniques Workshop.  Aseptic Surgery Techniques presentation (pdf, 23 pgs).

DLAR Post Surgical Monitoring (DLAR-WSHP-03)

Contact the DLAR Training Group for further information and reservations for the Post Surgical Monitoring Seminar.  Post-Surgical Monitoring and Records presentation (PDF, 34pgs).

DLAR Basic Handling of Mice and Rats & Other Common Procedures (DLAR-WSHP-04)

Please contact DLAR Training Group for further information and reservations for the Hands On Rodent Procedure Training Workshop.

Injection Techniques, Restraint, & Handling for Mice and Rats (DLAR-WSHP-09)

This workshop covers various techniques of physical and chemical restraint and injection techniques for mice and rats. Contact the DLAR Training Group for further information or Reservations for Basic Handling of Mice and Rats and Injection techniques. Please view the information for the Handling of Mice and Rats (password: handlemice1) and the Injection Techniques for Mice and Rats presentation (PDF, 23pgs).

DLAR Basic Suturing (DLAR-WSHP-10)

Contact DLAR Training Group for further information and reservations for Suturing Basics for Rodent Workshop.  Suturing Basics Handout (PDF, 24 pgs)

DLAR Using the Rodent Anesthesia Machine (DLAR-WSHP-11)

Contact Glenn Florence and Kristin Fox DLAR Research Analyst for further information and reservations for Use of Rodent Anesthesia Machines Workshop.  Using Rodent Anesthesia Machines presentation (PDF, 19 pgs). Waste Anesthesia Gas handout

research species info

Further Information on Research Species

 Seminar notes from the DLAR presentation The 3 "R"s plus One are available for viewing and download. If you wish to schedule a seminar for your group please contact the DLAR Training Group.

additional training

Additional Training Available

A wide variety of training opportunities are available through the Division of Laboratory Animal Resources including Aseptic Surgery guidelines, restraint and blood collection, oral gavage and injection techniques. Our staff has experience in the care and handling of most common laboratory animal species and is only too happy to assist you and your staff. Inquires for group or individual sessions can be scheduled by contacting our DLAR Training Group or veterinary staff. Technical assistance may be obtained from our research analyst, Glenn Florence.

In addition to our library, consisting of printed materials, CD's and DVD's, individual and group session training, technical services through our research analysts, and veterinary consultations, there are a number of self-paced training modules available on the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS) Learning Library

The University of Kentucky Environmental Health and Safety provides numerous on-line training modules in Biosafety and other areas that may be of benefit to our researchers and their staff. Please take a few minutes to review the list to see if the modules are applicable to your work. Environmental Health and Safety can be accessed by clicking on this link.  The Institutional Biosafety Committee information may be found at this web site IBC. A link to The Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee information is listed at the lower left hand corner of this page. Should you need additional information on biosafety, we have included a link to the most current version of the Biosafety in Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories (BMBL) published by the Centers for Disease Control for your convenience.