Animal and Veterinary Service
All animals for use in Biomedical Facilities from approved US commercial vendors must be ordered through AVS.
Animals may only be ordered through AVS under an approved IACUC Protocol.The deadline for placing orders with the AVS Fiscal office is Monday, two weeks prior to the expected delivery date. We will try to accommodate orders placed after this deadline if time permits, but due to vendor set deadlines and availability, desired delivery date may not be possible for late orders. Orders totaling more than $2500 may require longer processing time due to the new requirements for use of Super Quotes and Sole Source Justifications so please plan accordingly. Please also view our policy on scheduling animal deliveries for holiday weeks.
All animal order forms must be submitted with a UH Manual Interdepartmental Order (IDO). Animal orders received without a Manual IDO will not be processed. Please contact the AVS office if you need pricing information.
Please fill out the Online AVS Animal Order Request Form completely, and click submit. The form will be sent to AVS, and a copy of the email will be sent to the PI and animal order contact for confirmation. Please be as thorough as possible when filling out the form, and when appropriate, please include the vendor stock numbers for the strains you are requesting. Incomplete forms will delay order.
An admistrative charge will be added to all orders placed through AVS. Please refer to the AVS rates for current animal order pricing.
Please submit Manual IDO or RCUH Purchase Order via email to email@example.com immediately following submission of this form. Your order cannot be processed without a copy of your Manual IDO or RCUH Purchase Order. Researchers must contact the vendor for the costs of the animals, shipping containers, and freight. These costs along with the AVS animal order fee ($34 for UH-affiliated / $75 for Non-UH affiliated) must be included in the IDO/RCUH Purchase Order.