Skip Ribbon Commands
Skip to main content
Mednet > Laboratory Animal Resource Center

Laboratory Animal Resource Center

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Laboratory Animal Resource Center (LARC) contributes to and enhances the services and collaborative efforts of medical research at IU School of Medicine. In addition to the provision of basic husbandry for a wide variety of laboratory animal species, the veterinary staff and other highly experienced laboratory animal professionals of the IU School of Medicine Laboratory Animal Resource Center provides training, supplies and specialized service support for medical research.

At the Laboratory Animal Resource Center (LARC), we are dedicated to providing exceptional animal care which exceeds the needs of Indiana University School of Medicine and its research staff.​

Our vision is top-quality animal care and PI service provided by inspired and valued employees.​

The field of laboratory animal science has evolved substantially over the past two decades. We understand how the laboratory environment can both positively and negatively affect the results of research projects, and we recognize that an educated and empowered animal care team can be effective in working as an unofficial but critical member of the research team utilizing animal models. The LARC staff has deep experience in laboratory animal care and has achieved various levels of certification in laboratory animal science.

Along with the commitment to training and education, the LARC continues to evaluate all of our existing policies and procedures: administrative, veterinary and operations. Research staff are strongly encouraged to provide feedback and suggestions of how this center's support of research programs can be enhanced. Submit feedback about the Center by email at

LARC SharePoint Sites




​Cage Card
Exports ​



Breeding Colony Management: Complete the LARC Breeder Colony Services Request​ form requesting service. Requests may be e-mailed to or turned in to the front office or faxed to 274-1969. Any questions or concerns may be addressed to the LARC Breeder Colony Team at

Technical Services: LARC provides a variety of technical services to assist labs with their studies. Click here to be directed to the LARC Technical Services SharePoint site to complete a technical service request form. You will be contacted within two business days to confirm receipt of the request. 

If you have any questions or would like price quotes for future projects, please email​

Center Leadership

Robin Crisler, DVM, MS, DACLAM 

 LARC Director

​​Contact Information​

Business Office
Hours of Operation
7:30am - 3:00pm (EDST)

Phone: 317-274-8649
Fax: 317-274-1969

LARC NEWS : As seen on the digital displays in LARC.....​

Reserving LARC rooms and/or equipment now  YaRooms.  
To request an account  email us at ​
For instructions on how to reserve LARC space  click here ​