Animal Resource Program


The Animal Resource Program (ARP) provides veterinary care and disease prevention and health monitoring programs for laboratory animals, wildlife, and agricultural animals; manages laboratory animal facilities at University Park; coordinates animal purchasing and shipping; and offers clinical pathology and histology services, as well as personnel training in animal handling, sampling techniques, and surgery. The ARP is also responsible for University-wide veterinary oversight and animal care program support at PSU branch campuses that use animals and provides veterinary oversight of agricultural animal facilities and wildlife used in research and teaching at Penn State. The PSU ARP does not provide support or other services for the Penn State Hershey College of Medicine.

All laboratory animal facilities on the University Park campus are managed by the ARP.  Penn State animal facilities associated with the University Park campus are accredited with the Association for the Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care, International (AAALAC ).

Getting Started: 

You can find out more by visiting the Animal Resource Program's About page.



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