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Laboratory Animal Resources

The primary WVU facility for maintaining animals for biomedical research and teaching is located at the Robert C Byrd Health Sciences Center.

Designed to provide centralized procurement and care of animals, this facility consists of approximately 25,000 square feet of animal holding and support space.

The facility can support a number of species including rodents, rabbits, carnivores, small ruminants, swine, nonhuman primates, amphibians, reptiles and fish. A surgical suite fully equipped for major survival surgeries is available, as are additional special support units.

The Office of Laboratory Animal Resources personnel provide for husbandry and veterinary care of animals, research and teaching support and investigator training. The animal facility is currently undergoing a major expansion and renovation project.