Animal and Veterinary Service

Ordering Animals

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/or Sole Source Justifications so please plan accordingly. Please also view our policy on scheduling animal deliveries for holiday weeks.

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 administrative charge will be added to all orders placed through AVS. Please refer to the AVS rates for current animal order fee.

AVS will email the order contact person with the best estimate of the total animal order cost after conferring with the designated vendor. Non-Uh affiliated Principal Investigaros are required to prepay this amount before the order will be placed. UH-affiliated Principal Investigators are not required to submit an encumbering document, however, they must ensure sufficient funds are set aside to cover this expense.