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Division of Laboratory Animal Medicine

Department of Laboratory Animal MedicineThe Division of Laboratory Animal Medicine exists to provide high quality, cost-effective husbandry, administrative and technical support for animal care and use, to facilitate animal well-being for research and teaching at the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine.

The animal facility contains approximately 20,000 gross square feet of modern, well equippped space which includes a surgery suite, cagewash facility, diagnostic laboratory, necropsy room, quarantine area and infectious disease containment suite. The centralized laboratory animal care program is accredited by the Association for the Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care and it is directed by a veterinarian who is a diplomat in the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine. The DLAM facility Coordinator is certified as a Laboratory Animal Technician by the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science.

DLAM would like to assist you and your lab in performing the best quality research. We have several core pieces of equipment available for research use. The following list describes each piece of equipment/service. For additional information, please contact Dr. Teresa Liberati or Andrea Frazier in Research Core Services, Division of Laboratory Animal Medicine main office at 545-LABS. View Services View Services

Animal Handler Class

The remaining Animal Handler Classes of 2013 will be offered on August 21, September 3, October 9, November 13 and December 11.

On August 21st class will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in the Library, room 4175D. The class on September 3rd will be offered from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the CCTC Room. Classes scheduled for October, November and December will be held in the Library, room 4175D from 9 a.m. to noon.

Please contact Dawn Vespa at 545-LABS (5227) or ResearchCores@siumed.edu to register as space is limited.

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