Animal Orders, Shipments and Forms

All animal orders and transfers must be approved by CMR prior to being initiated. The information below will help you begin this process. Please note that the species, stock, strain and genetic status of the animal being ordered must be covered under your current, IACUC approved animal use protocol.

Contact information for CMR can be obtained from clicking on the Net ID protected links under the relevant sections below.


→ Approved Vendors:
Comparative Medicine Resources maintains a list of Approved Vendors for each species. Animals acquired from approved vendors can be ordered and received according to establish procedures.

→ Non-approved Vendors:
Animals from non-approved sources may be subject to special quarantine, isolation and/or testing procedures and may not be allowed in certain facilities.

Approved vendor status is determined by the CMR veterinary staff based on some or all of the following criteria:
- Quality control and testing results provided by the vendor
- Vendor Reputation
- Facility tours by CMR
- Test data available from other institutions

Investigators wishing to have a vendor included as an approved vendor should contact the Director of CMR.


→ Internal Transfers:
Investigators wishing to transfer animals to other facilities or colleagues within the Rutgers community must initiate an internal transfer. Depending on the source building and health status, quarantine may be required for internal transfers.

→ External Transfers:
To initiate the transfer of animals to facilities or colleagues not a part of the Rutgers community, please contact CMR. This process varies significantly based on the requirements of the receiving institution and time of year. Investigators should leave ample lead time and take prevailing weather conditions into account prior to initiating animal transfers. 


 If you have any further questions regarding the ordering, shipping or transfer of animals please direct your enquires to


Newark CMR Forms
Animal Shipment Form 2017
Animal Requisition Form 2018