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Lab Animal Resources and The Central Procedures Lab

Laboratory Animal Resources (LAR) and the Central Procedures Lab (CPL) are housed within the NC State University College of Veterinary Medicine. The College is recognized on the strengths of its teaching, research, engagement and patient care and encompasses 20 buildings on the Centennial Biomedical Campus. With internationally recognized specialists in all veterinary clinical specialties and instruction in three departments — Clinical Sciences, Molecular Biomedical Sciences, and Population Health & Pathobiology, the College is a leader in One Health. The Veterinary Health Complex is composed of the 110,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art Randall B. Terry, Jr. Companion Animal Veterinary Medical Center, the Equine and Farm Animal Veterinary Center, the Veterinary Health and Wellness Center, and Satellite and Field Veterinary Services.  This location places it uniquely to support your research needs.

Lab Animal Resources

LAR is responsible for providing housing and support for research and teaching animals. We are committed to assuring the well-being of experimental animals while providing services that enable researchers to collect quality data to further their research goals. We provide training and instruction in the appropriate care and use of animal models, and consult and collaborate on animal model development, maintenance and experimental methodologies.

American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM) board-certified veterinarians provide care and technical support along with their staff of highly skilled AALAS certified technicians and registered veterinary technicians.

We do not support BSL-3 work or GLP studies. We do maintain accreditation with the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care- International (AAALAC) and ensure compliance with the animal care regulations of the Animal Welfare Act and the Public Health Service Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals. Our animal research facilities and highly trained staff minimize unwanted experimental variation by control of the housing environment, animal health and well-being.

The Central Procedures Lab

The Central Procedures Laboratory (CPL) is a research support service center within LAR which provides surgical, procedural and technical support to facilitate your research needs. CPL has three small animal (<200 lbs) and one large animal (>200 lbs) operating rooms with support areas to meet all your surgical needs. These include instrument preparation, surgeon preparation, small animal preparation and small animal and large animal recovery rooms. In addition, CPL has large and small procedure rooms, radiology, storage (dry and cold), laboratory space, and trained registered technicians available.  CPL also has an extensive list of equipment used to support a variety of research needs.  

Contact Us

Please feel free to contact us by filling out a Project Planning Request Form if you are interested in working with LAR and CPL for your research needs.

Kathryn Meurs, DVM, Ph.D. Diplomate ACVIM (Cardiology)
Professor, Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies
(919) 513-6213

Marnie Silverstein Metzler, DVM, PhD, DACLAM
Clinical Veterinarian, Laboratory Animal Resources
(919) 513-6638

Maria Stone
Laboratory Animal Resources Facility Manager
(919) 513-6497

Janeen L Lewis BS, RLATG
Study Coordinator 
(919) 513-6384

University Attending Veterinarian

Jenny Estes, DVM, MS, DACLAM
Clinical Veterinarian, Laboratory Animal Resources
(919) 513-2365

Sara Lundy, BS, RLATG
CPL/Veterinary Services Supervisor
(919) 513-3129