Welcome to the Office of Animal Resources (OAR) home page. OAR is a service center responsible for providing high quality animal care, veterinary care, and support for the research and teaching missions of the University of Colorado, Boulder. The highly dedicated and experienced OAR staff is committed to the health and well-being of laboratory animals, student and investigator training, and technical service.
The Office of Animal Resources utilizes the 8th Edition for the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, Public Health Service Policy, and Animal Welfare Act Regulations as the standards for animal care. The University of Colorado, Boulder Animal Care and Use Program maintains a current registration #84-R-0060 with USDA/APHIS and has an assurance #A3646-01 filed with OLAW/PHS.