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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.


View our handout on using animals in research.

Training Resources for Animal Handlers at Penn State

Rodent Surgery Tutorial

An online tutorial that must be completed by all research personnel who will be performing rodent surgery at Penn State.

Rodent Surgery Training Classes

Instruction in aseptic technique, tissue handling and wound closure.

Mouse Biomethodology Seminar

Instruction and practice in various aspects of mouse biology, handling, restraint, and common experimental procedures.

Basic Principles of Mouse Breeding Colony Management:

Instruction and practice in various aspects of managing a mouse breeding colony.

Inside a Laboratory Animal Facility

An online tutorial providing a brief overview of how a laboratory animal facility operates.                                                    

Rodent Training Videos

Video demonstrations of common laboratory procedures in rodents.

Links to Other Information and Resources


Calving/Lambing Sense Workshops

Designed to provide students and farm employees with a basic understanding of parturition in cattle and/or sheep and how to manage dystocia. This workshop can be arranged by contacting ARP to schedule a time.

Laboratory 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 laboratory animals.