The Manager of the Animal Facility is responsible
for the care of all research animals maintained at Hunter
College. The facility is
located in Hunter North and includes rooms for
housing, testing, quarantine, and surgical
The facility staff
provides animal husbandry services and monitor all animals daily.
Fees for this routine care are charged on a per
diem basis. Technical services are provided on
a fee-for-service basis.
All animal orders must be
placed by the Facility Director from approved animal vendors. To order animals
review the policy on
animal ordering guidelines, then fill out the animal purchase approval form
and send it to Barbara Wolin, Animal Facilities. Transfer of animals from other
institutions must get prior approval from the Facility Manager. The Facility
Manager must also be consulted about any animals requiring special housing or
All individuals working
on animal protocols must be trained and approved by the
before they may work with animals.
Courses are offered by
the animal facility manager and veterinary
technician and include general handling of
animals and specific techniques such as rodent surgery.
(772-5228) Facility Manager for any questions about training, animal
acquisition, and housing.