The C.W. Steers Biological Resource Center

This complex consists of over 34,000 sq ft for housing and support services for rodents, rabbits, sheep, pigs, dogs and chickens. The specialized facilities for sheep of 4,480 sq ft (including outdoor pens) include two fully equipped operating suites, animal preparation area and recovery room. One room is equipped with x-ray and fluoroscopy equipment. Other facilities include an animal diagnostic laboratory and special hepa-filtered rooms for research requiring sterile air. The C. W. Steers Biological Resource Center is staffed by a full-time veterinarian and other technical staff. It has been accredited by the AALAC continuously since 1972. All activities are performed in accordance with standards set forth in the NIH Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals and the Animal Welfare Act.