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The NEPRC primate colony is at the heart of the Center's research, service and training missions.

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Veterinary Resources

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 spontaneous disease.

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.




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