The Division of Veterinary Resources, responsible for the care of
several species of Old World and New World nonhuman primates, has
historically provided researchers throughout the country with the
services and facilities to support cutting-edge biomedical research.
The diverse NEPRC colony includes more than 1,000 rhesus macaques and other
Old World monkeys, as well as New World species including the common
marmoset and squirrel monkey.
A full-time staff of clinical
veterinarians, certified veterinary technicians, and animal care
professionals is responsible for the welfare of the Center's colonies
and provides around-the-clock veterinary care.
The Division of
Veterinary Resources provides essential technical support and
consultation for scientists in diverse areas of biomedical research.
Visiting, collaborative and affiliated researchers rely on the skill and
expertise of the Veterinary Resources staff to perform a wide range of
clinical and surgical procedures. The Division also works to preserve
and ensure the health of the NEPRC colonies through the study of
The NEPRC is accredited by the International
Association for the Assessment of and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal
Care-the first facility of its kind to hold this distinction.
Veterinary Resources will be limited as of May 31, 2015 due to the
scheduled wind down of operations and closure of the NEPRC.