Faculty and Research

Fast Track to Phase I

Large Animal Model Specialists for Biologics, Pharmaceuticals, and Devices

Division of Research Resources

Pre-clinical Studies
  • Research and contract services to human health and life sciences industries
  • Development and testing of devices, biologics, and pharmaceuticals
  • In depth knowledge of diverse laboratory animals—large, small, and traditional
  • Unique contract research expertise in swine, sheep, goats, cattle, and horses
  • Full service veterinary pathology capability
Animal Models
  • Assistance in selection of the correct model for your studies
  • Special expertise in swine, sheep, goats, cattle, and horses
  • Induced models and spontaneous animal models of human disease available
  • Animal sourcing and health assessment
  • Customized tissue collection
Research Specialists
  • Board-certified veterinarians in over 20 clinical specialties including
    • Cardiology
    • Orthopedics
    • Oncology
    • Diagnostic Imaging
    • Internal Medicine
    • Surgery
  • Large animal health and husbandry specialists
  • Fully trained and certified research animal technical staff
Our Facilities and Team Approach Benefit
  • Human health, device, and life science companies transitioning from bench studies to clinical trials
  • Companies from start-ups to big pharma requiring full pre-clinical contract research services
  • Investigators in need of collaborating scientists
  • Federal, private, and corporate funded studies
Research Animal Housing and Facilities
  • AAALAC-accredited animal care program and facilities
  • GLP compliant
  • Large and small animal surgical suites and procedure rooms
  • HEPA-filtered surgical suite
  • ABSL-2 containment and biological barrier facilities for large animals
  • Conventional and micro-isolator rodent housing
  • Veterinary and technical specialists in animal health and husbandry
Research Support Services
  • Animal sourcing and health assessment
  • Our own high health swine and scrapie-free sheep herds
  • Customized tissue collection
  • Orthopedic research laboratory
  • Lung and pulmonary function laboratory
  • Quality Assurance office in house for study audits and SOP development
  • Dedicated contract research administration, staff, and facilities
  • Expertise of veterinary medical and surgical specialists
  • Collaboration with medical and dental schools
  • Diagnostic imaging including
    • Digital radiography
    • Scintigraphy
    • Fluoroscopy
    • Ultrasound
    • DEXA scanning
    • CT (spiral)
    • MRI
  • Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) and Animal Clinical Trial Review Board to ensure animal welfare compliance