Research and Sponsored Programs



Animal Facilities and Vet Care

[For RESOURCES Page on PHS398 Form or FACILITIES on SR424 for NIH Proposals]

Updated Jan 2017

The UToledo animal care program uses The Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals (National Research Council, National Academy Press, Washington, D.C., 2010), as a basis for operation. The program is accredited by the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International (AAALAC) and is in compliance with all municipal, state and federal laws and regulations governing animal research. The Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) is constituted with regard to and is operated in accordance with the USDA and HHS standards and policies. The animal care facility is a centralized resource called the Department of Laboratory Animal Resources (DLAR). It is directed by a full-time veterinarian, Lisa J. Root, D.V.M., M.S., DACLAM. DLAR management and staff are responsible for the care of all teaching and research animals housed at UToledo, on a daily basis, including weekends and holidays. All incidents of illness or death are reported to the veterinary staff for proper follow-up. DLAR management and the veterinarian are available on-call 24/7, including after hours, weekends, holidays, and in case of an emergency.

On the Health Science Campus, the DLAR facilities are centralized in the Health Education Building with a satellite facility located in the Block Health Science Building. On the Main Campus, the DLAR facilities are centralized in the Wolfe Hall building with satellite facilities in University Hall, Health and Human Services, and the Lake Erie Center. DLAR maintains rooms, equipment and trained personnel for the maintenance of most common laboratory animal species. Cage washing, postmortem, and storage areas are available. Specialized facilities for survival surgery, intensive care and biohazard containment are available. Microbiological barrier facilities are available for hazard containment and for protection of rodents from murine pathogens. DLAR Facilities occupies approximately 50,000 square feet.


Here are some templates for both main and the health science campuses:


The University of Toledo is one of 14 state universities in Ohio. Established in 1872, it became a member of the state university system in 1967. The University of Toledo and the Medical University of Ohio merged July 2006 to form the third-largest public university operating budget in the state. The University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

The university offers more than 300 undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees in the following colleges:

  • Arts and Letters
  • Business and Innovation
  • Health and Human Service
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Graduate Studies
  • Honors
  • Law
  • Medicine and Life Sciences
  • Natural Sciences and Mathematics
  • Nursing
  • Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • University College

UToledo also has part-time and full-time options of study and a large distance-learning program open to approximately 23,000 students.

Main Campus features nine modern residence halls, a gothic bell tower, a modern student recreation center, a central student union building with meeting rooms and a food court, a state-of-the-art classroom center in one of the original buildings, a new building for the College of Business and Innovation, renovated laboratories in the Bowman-Oddy complex, updated facilities in other classroom buildings, a football stadium, and a basketball and athletic complex.

Health Science Campus is home to graduate health programs and the UT Medical Center, a Level 1 trauma center, and several academic and research facilities, all of which are interconnected by enclosed passageways or tunnels.

Scott Park Campus of Energy and Innovation is home to administrative offices, the Minority Business Incubator, and the School of Alternative and Renewable Energy.

Museum Campus, adjacent to the Toledo Museum of Art, is in a building designed by Frank O. Gehry and is home to the visual arts.

There are more than 200 student organizations, and the campus hosts several speaker series, art exhibits, theater performances and other events throughout the year.

Coming Soon

  • Facilities and Resources 
  • Data Sharing 
  • Mentoring Plan

Last Updated: 8/8/23