Animal Ordering, Import & Export
Animal order requests are made using the Animal Order Form. Please note that valid protocols are required for all orders.
Commercial vendor orders, such as those from Charles River and Jackson Laboratory or must be received prior to 12 noon on a Thursday for delivery the following week (subject to availability).
- Charles River - delivers Tuesday
- Jackson Labs - delivers Wednesday
Please Note: Delivery days may be modified due to holidays and other special circumstances.
For rodents to be obtained from a colleague at another university, hospital, or institute, please see Obtaining Animals from another Institution below.
OBTAINING ANIMALS FROM ANOTHER INSTITUTION
The following instructions are for investigators wishing to obtain rodents from a non-commercial supplier such as another university, hospital, or institute:
- Confirm your colleague will be able to transfer rodents to you from their institution.
- Complete the Rodent Import Form and sumbit to the veterinarian. This document sets out the requirements for a current health report that will need to be sent to the Veterinary Director. Once received, a veterinarian will review the request.
After the Veterinary Director has received the current health report and order form, it will be reviewed and health reports requested from the exporting insitution. If approved, the Veteinary Director will make arrangements with the sending institution to ship the rodents to UTM.
SHIPPING ANIMALS FROM UTM TO ANOTHER INSTITUTION
The Veteriary Director will assist in arranging the required documentation and veterinary inspection which needs to occur within 48 hours of your shipment. Please contact Dr. Kerri Nielsen to discuss your export in further detail.