Education & Training
Education and training in laboratory, husbandry and clinical procedures are available to all Penn State staff and students working with animals in research and teaching.
Well trained staff and students are the best way to ensure research accuracy and validity while providing humane treatment of animals. ARP offers small group seminars and workshops, internet tutorials and other web-based information in addition to one-on-one training for specific procedures to Penn State research investigators. Contact the ARP office for more information on these activities.
Training Resources for Animal Handlers at Penn State
An online tutorial that must be completed by all research personnel
who will be performing rodent surgery at Penn State.
An informational and educational newsletter emailed quarterly to
and Other Training Material
ARP utilizes a variety of formats to provide educational
information to animals users at Penn State.
- Mouse Biomethodology Seminar
Instruction and practice in various aspects of
mouse biology, handling, restraint, and common experimental procedures.
- Inside a Laboratory Animal Facility An online tutorial that provides a brief overview of how a laboratory animal facility operates.
- Individualized training about specific animal related procedures
may be arranged through the ARP veterinarians or veterinary technician.
Please contact the ARP office for more information.
- Calving/Lambing Sense Workshops
Designed to provide students and farm employees
with a basic understanding of parturition in cattle and how to manage
dystocia. This workshop can be arranged by contacting ARP to schedule a
Animal Science (VB SC 405)
A 3 credit lecture and laboratory course offered by the Penn State Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences. This course introduces students
to the biology of a variety of laboratory animal species, explores the
care and use of animals in various types of research and introduces
students to sources of information pertaining to the care of use of