The Center for Laboratory Animal Resources (CLAR) provides a unified program of veterinary medical care and husbandry for animals used in research and teaching. The program includes animal health surveillance and veterinary medical care, husbandry of laboratory animals, procurement of all animals, quarantine and stabilization of animals, technical assistance with animal studies, and consultation to the faculty and students.
The Administrative Office of CLAR is located in the Hugh M. Gloster Building basement (B-B56). This office places all animal orders; maintains inventories of food, bedding, sanitation materials, and clinical supplies; and processes animal care billing to principal investigators and academic departments.
The Center for Laboratory Animal Resources' current animal research facility space includes:
- The Hugh M. Gloster Building of Morehouse School of Medicine houses an animal facility
consisting of approximately 25 animal rooms, two clinical areas, a diagnostic/necropsy,
surgery area, storage areas, a cleaning and sanitizing area, a technician's lunch
room, Veterinary Technician , Director of Operations and Administrative offices.
- The Multidisciplinary Research Center (MRC) at Morehouse School of Medicine houses
four rodent holding rooms (F-10) and a surgery suite (F-09) that includes a surgery
area, necropsy and post-operative housing.
- The Medical Education Building (MEB) at Morehouse School of Medicine (C-223) houses
a zebra fish core lab.
- Morehouse College has two satellite facilities consisting of 8 animal rooms.