University of Toledo

Department of Laboratory Animal Resources "DLAR"



Mission Statement

The Department of Laboratory Animal Resources provides high-quality research animal care, veterinary services, and expertise with animal models and with research animal regulations.


DLAR’s goal is to facilitate compliance with all federal, state, and local regulations governing animal utilization in teaching, research, and testing. The staff of the department strives to maintain a quality animal care program which meets the standards required to receive accreditation by the Association for the Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International (AAALAC). 


DLAR maintains vivariums on both the Health Science Campus (HSC) and the Main Campus (MC). The HSC campus is the primary office and is staffed full-time by the department secretary. Calls and interdepartmental mail should be addressed to the HSC.

Health Science Campus
3000 Arlington Avenue
Health Education Building
MS 1004, HEB 012
Toledo, OH 43614

Main Campus
2801 West Bancroft St.
Wolfe Hall      
MS 600, WH 0263
Toledo, OH 43606

Last Updated: 11/12/19