Laboratory Animal Research

The Office of Laboratory Animal Research (LAR) ensures the humane care and use of animals in biomedical research and teaching at Florida International University and also provides veterinary services for the FIU Animal Care Facility. Oversight of the Animal Care and Use Program is the joint responsibility of the Office of Laboratory Animal Research and the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC).

Animal Orders

Only FIU personnel that are designated on an IACUC approved protocol are permitted to order animals. The Animal Care Facility (ACF) Animal Purchase Request Form can be found by selecting the below hypelink:
Animal Care Facility (ACF) Animal Purchase Request Form .

The ACF Animal Order Administrator will receive the completed form via email and review to determine if the animal order is approved for submittal to the appropriate vendor. Once the order has been submitted to the vendor, the ACF Animal Order Administrator will send a confirmation to the requestor informing them when the order is expected to arrive.

If you are unsure if you are designated to order animals on a protocol, please check the Protocol Associates section on the approved Protocol. The Authorized to Order Animals checkbox should be selected to order animals if you are not the PI.

Animal Medication Orders

Only FIU personnel that are designated on an IACUC approved protocol are permitted to order medication for animals. The Animal Care Facility (ACF) Animal Medication Request Form can be found by selecting the below hypelink:
Animal Care Facility (ACF) Animal Medication Request Form .

The ACF Animal Order Administrator will receive the completed form via email and review to determine if the animal medication request is approved for submittal to the appropriate vendor. Once the order has been submitted to the vendor, the ACF Animal Order Administrator will send a confirmation to the requestor informing them when the order is expected to arrive.

Need Assistance?

Below is a listing of contacts within the Office of Laboratory Animal Research.

Name Title Phone #
Horatiu V. Vinerean, DVM, DACLAM Attending Veterinarian & Director (305) 348-8315
Ashley Bates Sr. Laboratory Technician (305) 348-0031
Vicente Munoz Animal Care Technician (305) 348-7409
Luis F. Sanchez Sr. Laboratory Technician (305) 348-7409
Amable Tellez Laboratory Manager II (305) 348-7408