Helpful Information

Helpful Information

The Wistar Guide to Animal Research

Research Guide (PDF)  

Non-Compliance notices:

Report Animal Abuse (PDF)

Report mistreatment and non-compliance (PDF)

Emergency Animal Facility & Veterinarian contact numbers:

Dr. Pierre Conti - (215) 380-9252
Dr. Richard Boscoe - (610) 828-0788
Denise DiFrancesco - (215) 239-7665
Marcia Houston-Leslie- (267) 970-8032

IF MEDICAL ATTENTION IS NECESSARY, THE FOLLOWING FACILITIES IS WHERE YOU ARE TO BE SEEN FOR TREATMENT: 

DURING WORK HOURS:

Occupational Health and Medicine
4th floor Penn Tower
Monday - Friday 7:30 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.
Phone: (215) 662-2354

AFTER HOURS:

HUP Emergency Services
Silverstein, Ground Floor,
34th and Civic Center Blvd.
Phone: (215) 662-3920

Policies for Visitors to the Wistar Animal Facility:

You must notify the Animal Facility Director and or Animal Facility Resource Coordinator to receive clearance for admission of visitors to the Wistar Animal Facility.

All visitors must fill out a visitor and user risk form to comply with AAALAC, IACUC and Wistar security policies. These procedures are dictated both by the compliance agencies and by the need to minimize Wistar's risk of responsibility in the event of unforeseen accidents or untoward events.

Because of the many active animal infections and infestations at other Animal Facilities in Philadelphia, a 24-hour waiting period is required before visitors from other institutions are allowed entrance to Wistar's Animal Facility.

Identification and Access Forms

Wistar Employees' ID Form (PDF)

Non-Wistar ID Form (PDF)

Zero Tolerance Policy (PDF)

Standard Operating Procedures

Standard Operating Procedures (PDF)

Additional Links:

http://www.aaalac.org (AAALAC Website)

http://www.fbresearch.org/education/laws.htm (Foundation for Biomedical Research)

http://www.jax.org/ (Jackson laboratory)

http://www.criver.com (Charles River)

http://www.taconic.com (Taconic)

http://ncifrederick.cancer.gov/programs/Science/App/Media/Documents/2013PriceList.pdf  (NCI )

http://www.geocities.com/virtualbiology/ (Virtual Mouse)

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/olaw/olaw.htm (Office of Laboratory

Animal Welfare)

http://tvmouse.compmed.ucdavis.edu (Visible Mouse)

http://www.awionline.org (Animal Welfare Institute)

http://altweb.jhsph.edu (Alternatives to Animal Testing on the web)

http://www.iivs.org (Institute for In Vitro Sciences)

http://oslovet.veths.no/databases.html (Information on Alternatives Databases)

http://dels.nas.edu/ilar (ILAR - Institute for Laboratory Animal Research)

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/olaw/olaw.htm (Office for Laboratory Animal Welfare (OPPR), NIH)

The following REFERENCES can be found under this website. Just click on REFERENCES and you will have access to the following: