Division of Laboratory Animal Services


Extreme Weather Warning for Rodent Transits:

Augusta University Research BuildingDue to the summer months your Imports/Exports may be delayed due to the hotter temperatures and extreme weather.  Shipments may experience 2 day transits, ground transportation from the Atlanta airport, and/or possible cancellations.  All travel changes will be determined by the courier, the DLAS Shipping Coordinator, and/or Veterinarians.  Any additional costs regarding the transportation of the rodents will be the responsibility of the PI.  DLAS will contact you if any changes have been made to your request. 

MISSION STATEMENT: The Division of Laboratory Animal Services at Augusta University is a service organization, which facilitates the research and teaching mission of the University by meeting the animal research needs of the research community while concurrently providing for the safe and ethical treatment of research animals.

Our emphasis on customer service is demonstrated by providing high quality animal care and research support in a timely manner while being courteous, professional, and responsive to our customers. 

We maintain a centralized animal care program with administrative management of 6 on-campus and 1 off-campus animal facilities. We report to the Vice President of Research, consult, and collaborate with the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee. The animal facility and use program is accredited by the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International (AAALAC), a Registered Research Facility with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA No. 57-R-0002), and has an Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare Assurance number.

For immediate animal welfare issues or concerns, please call 706-721-3421.