Animal Resources

Animal Resources has oversight responsibility for all vertebrate animal research and teaching use at the University of Nevada, Reno.

We provide campus-wide veterinary care, including for the livestock populations located on properties of the Nevada Experimental Agriculture Station (NAES). Our staff also provide daily husbandry and research services within the Center of Molecular Medicine facility, the Central Animal Facility, the Applied Research Facility and specific laboratory areas within the College of Science.

Animal Resources works collaboratively with faculty and staff to provide the best-possible care, optimizing animal welfare per the needs of each species and thereby also helping to provide for high quality science.

Animal Resources helps administer the Institutional Animal Care and use Committee and provides technical state-of-the-art services for the Nevada Transgenic Center, a core transgenic facility for the NSHE system.

The office reports to Research & Innovation and the Vice President of Research and Innovation (the Institutional Official) throughout all of the University's programs of animal care and use.


The University is fully accredited by AAALAC International, a non-profit global organization of animal science experts and professional organizations that promotes the humane treatment of animals in science through voluntary accreditation and assessment programs.

Animal Resources is a component of the University's PHS Animal Welfare Assurance number D16-00311 (A3500-01) and is a USDA registered research facility. Our mission is well aligned with the University community at large and holds the same values of Excellence, Integrity, Inclusiveness and Collaboration.

Contact Us

Contact Animal Resources (Mail Stop 0340)

1664 N. Virginia Street

Reno, NV 89557

Phone (775) 784-4874

Nellor Biomedical Sciences, Room 208