Animal Research Resources

A Tier 1 land-grant research institution demands first-rate animal care and research resources, and that’s exactly what Iowa State University provides to its research enterprise. Learn more about the critical campus resources that ensure research and teaching involving animals are performed humanely, safely, and efficiently

Veterinary Services

Iowa State University’s attending veterinarian and veterinary services ensure proper care for every type of animal when it comes to the university’s teaching and research endeavors. From horses, hogs and beef cattle to guinea pigs, rabbits and zebrafish, the attending veterinarian interacts with a variety of animals across a wide range of disciplines.

Laboratory Animal Resources

Laboratory Animal Resources (LAR) at Iowa State University enhance research and teaching
excellence by providing quality animal care. LAR animal care technicians are specially trained
and certified to ensure humane care and quality treatment of animals used in both research
and teaching applications.

SCID Pig Biocontainment Facility

The Iowa State University research enterprise, through LAR, has access to a truly unique facility
for clinical research trials. The severe combined immunodeficient (SCID) pig biocontainmentfacility offers scientists a platform for endeavors involving organ grafting, cancer exploration,
immunotherapy research, and many other possibilities.

Find Answers to Your Animal Research Questions

Find answers to many of your animal research questions in the helpful FAQs from the Office of Research Ethics.