The DLAR maintains two (2) central animal facilities, one on the ETSU campus and one on the VA campus. The facilities provide thirty (30) animal rooms with a total of 6820 square feet; 7730 square feet are reserved for such service functions as equipment washing, storage, animal receiving, veterinary services, administration, and personnel services. A surgery room and five (5) special procedure laboratories are maintained to support research and teaching endeavors.
The success of the DLAR to support the teaching and research program at ETSU is dependant on people: the teachers, the researchers, the technicians, and the laboratory animal care personnel. Communication and cooperation regarding project goals, special requirements, matters pertaining to animal health, and use of resources must be maintained between all groups involved. Beginning with the protocol of an experiment and continuing to the completion of a study, careful planning and clear communication are essential to create and maintain an orderly and efficient interface between the animal facility and the research and teaching laboratories.
The primary aim of personnel in the Division of Laboratory Animal Resources is the continual upgrading of the research and teaching programs at East Tennessee State University through proper care and use of laboratory animals. The DLAR encourages comments regarding improvement of services provided by this department.
Security and After Hours Access
Only authorized personnel are allowed in the
DLAR facilities and ETSU identification badges are required. All
visitors must check in at the DLAR main office. The facility is
secured outside regular business hours, weekends, scheduled
holidays, inclement weather and emergency closures. Authorization
for after hours access is required by both the DLAR and Campus
I.D. Services. All personnel requesting access must be an
associate on an
protocol, have completed
To have an I.D. card activated for Onity access to the facility, contact the Assistant Director of DLAR.
Certification of DLAR personnel by the
American Association for Laboratory Animal
Services offered by the DLAR