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Quality Science Merges with Animal Welfare

The Laboratory Animal Resources Center (LARC) operates and maintains the TTUHSC animal facilities in Lubbock, Amarillo, El Paso and Abilene under the direct supervision of the Institutional Veterinarian. Through these operations the LARC provides for the procurement, housing, health, and welfare of research animals housed in TTUHSC facilities. The LARC, in partnership with the IACUC, monitors use of research animals to ensure compliance with applicable Federal, State, and Local laws and guidelines as well as Institutional Policy. Finally, the LARC provides technical assistance, advice and education to faculty, research staff and students in order to facilitate research goals while maintaining regulatory compliance.


LARC Forms & Reports


Animal Welfare

Concerned with an animal's welfare? You can report suspected animal mistreatment to any IACUC member, call the IACUC office at 806.743.2967, e-mail TTUHSC IACUC or visit Anonymous complaints are accepted, but investigations into the complaint may be limited. TTUHSC faculty, staff, and student employees who make complaints about animal mistreatment may be entitled to certain protections under law and/or TTUHSC policy. See e.g., TTUHSC OP 10.07. MORE

Contact Us

General Program Information
T: 806.743.2565

Institutional Veterinarian (all campuses)
T: 806.743.9189
C: 919.418.4206

Lubbock Campus (LARC Administration)
Laboratory Animal Resources Center-Lubbock
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
3601 4th Street, STOP 9001
Lubbock, Texas  79430-9001
T: 806.743.2565
F: 806.743.1028

Abilene Campus
Laboratory Animal Resources Center-Abilene
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
Amarillo Research Building
842 Pine Street
Abilene, TX 79601-4202

Amarillo Campus
Laboratory Animal Resources Center-Amarillo
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
Amarillo Research Building
1406 South Coulter Str., Room B-100
Amarillo, Texas  79106
T: 806.354.5444
F: 806.356.4657

Emergency Contact
Executive Director LARC
T: 806.743.9189
C: 919.418.4206