DVR provides centralized procurement of rodents and rabbits from established commercial animal vendors. Requests for laboratory animals are processed with vendors, and deliveries to the specified animal facility are arranged. Rodent and rabbit shipping crates also are available on request. Large animals such as dogs, cats, non-human primates, and livestock can also be procured from approved sources.
Centralized Animal Procurement System (CAPS)
Small animals are procured using the Centralized Animal Procurement System (CAPS). Access to CAPS is obtained through your Administrative Officer.
The Centralized Animal Procurement System (CAPS) User's Guide is available for web viewing and as a printer friendly download .
Vendors with NIH Contracts
The DVR Animal Procurement Unit has established contracts with the following vendors:
Animals can also be acquired from the NCI Animal Production Facility in Frederick, MD . Price List .