Animal Procurement Policy and Procedure

The Division of Laboratory Animal Resources (DLAR) Business Office is responsible for procuring all animal purchases for Wayne State University.  All animal purchases are placed through DLAR for quality assurance reasons and to ensure that all animals are used only in approved Institutional Animal and Care Committee (IACUC) protocols.

Animal resources procurement

As of March 19, 2021, animal order requests need to be processed through eProtocol, DLAR has created an instructional video that will help you navigate through the animal order process. If you would like a copy of the video, please contact one of the following procurement specialists, Kallie Jones at (313) 577-8303,, or Erika Rosenberger at (313) 577-1107,


DLAR deadlines for animal orders are necessary to permit administrative processing of all components of the order, and permit the animal supplier to ensure availability of required animals. Deadline changes are made during the holidays and are communicated with the university community.

Animal requests should be placed as soon as an animal order is anticipated. Submitting a request earlier than the deadline is encouraged.

Commercial vendors

For animals to be delivered the following week, orders need to be in before Wednesday at 4:00 p.m..

EXCEPTIONS: Please note if ordering animals from NIA to be delivered the following week, orders must be received before Tuesday at 11:30 a.m.

Several of our commonly used vendors may be contacted via the internet for product information, health reports and pricing information.

Non-Commercial Vendors

Please contact the DLAR Veterinary Technical Services Import/Export Coordinator at or (313) 993-4005.

NOTE: request from non-commercial sources require approval from the IACUC, clinical veterinarian and import coordinator from Wayne State University and the exporting institution.  This process may take several weeks.

For unique ordering needs, please email