Animal Research Facilities

The Ohio State University’s large consolidated animal care program supports an extensive and comprehensive research program including the Colleges of Medicine, Public Health, Veterinary Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Biological Sciences, and Social and Behavioral Sciences. The university’s centralized animal vivaria consist of over 14 buildings located primarily within the Health Sciences complex. Approximately 70,000 sq ft of animal housing space consists primarily of rodent barrier housing utilizing individually ventilated caging systems.  In addition, facilities for accommodating large animals, rabbits, and nonhuman primates are available. Support facilities include an experimental surgery suite, small animal imaging core, and biohazard housing at the ABSL2 and ABSL3 levels.

Main Campus Facilities

The main campus facilities are located near the medical and health sciences colleges. An * denotes a ULAR maintained facility.

West Campus Facilities

The west campus facilities are generally located west of the Olentangy River.

  • Bevis Hall
  • Kottman Hall
  • Museum of Biological Diversity
  • Research Center Aquatic Facility
  • Veterinary Medicine Complex
    • Equine Research Center
    • Goss Laboratories
    • Sisson Hall *
  • W.M. Keck Genetics Research Facility

Off-campus Facilities

The off-campus research facilities are located outside of Ohio State’s main campus.

  • Polaris Animal Facility *
  • Laboratory Animal Center (LAC) *
  • Finley Farm
  • Lima Campus
  • Bowling Green Aquatics Facility
  • Newark Campus
  • Piketon Aquatic Facility
  • Stone Laboratory
  • Wooster Campus
    • Gnotobiotic Facility
    • Lab Animal Facility
    • OARDC Wooster Campus