Animal Care Services provides oversight for the care and well-being of all animals used for research, teaching, and testing at the University of Florida. ACS maintains AAALAC accredited animal housing facilities and provides animal husbandry services, veterinary care, training, and technical services to UF researchers and instructors.
The zebrafish (Danio rerio) is a small, tropical freshwater fish that has been steadily growing as a strong vertebrate model for biomedical research. They offer many advantages which make them a viable option for a multitude of disciplines, from toxicology to genetics.
The University of Florida residency in Laboratory Animal Medicine is a 3 year non-degree program.
Animal Care Service is now capable of housing germ free mice
The new BMS Rodent facility is equipped with a brand new, state of the art multi-user surgical facility for Investigators to rent.
The Mouse Models Core has the capability to produce transgenic mice and knock out or knock in mice from your ES cell lines. The Core can freeze sperm and reconstitute frozen sperm and embryos. Elimination of pathogens from lines of mice is also provided.