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Office of Animal Resources

Overview of Services

We provide campus-wide veterinary care, including for the livestock populations located on properties of the Nevada Agricultural Experiment Station (NAES). Our staff also provide daily husbandry and research services within the Center of Molecular Medicine facility, the Central Animal Facility, the Applied Research Facility and specific laboratory areas within the College of Science.

 

Animal Resources works collaboratively with faculty and staff to provide the best-possible care, optimizing animal welfare per the needs of each species and thereby also helping to provide for high quality science.

 

Animal Resources helps administer the Institutional Animal Care and use Committee and provides technical state-of-the-art services for the Nevada Transgenic Center, a core transgenic facility for the NSHE system.

 

The office reports to Research & Innovation and the VPRI (the Institutional Official) throughout all of the University's programs of animal care and use.

 

The University is fully accredited by AAALAC International, a non-profit global organization of animal science experts and professional organizations that promotes the humane treatment of animals in science through voluntary accreditation and assessment programs.

 

Animal Resources is a component of the University's PHS Animal Welfare Assurance number D16-00311 (A3500-01) and is a USDA registered research facility. Our mission is well aligned with the University community at large and holds the same values of Excellence, Integrity, Inclusiveness and Collaboration.

 

Leadership

Benjamin J. Weigler, DVM, MPH, Ph.D., DACLAM, DACVPM
Director & Attending Veterinarian
(775) 682-6570
bweigler@unr.edu

 

Staff

Chelsey Garner
Administrative Assistant III
(775) 682-6574
cagarner@unr.edu

 

Rebecca Reyes
Accounting Assistant III
(775) 784-4477
lynseyhatfield@unr.edu

 

Walter Mandeville, DVM, MS
Clinical Veterinarian
(775) 784-4875
wmandeville@unr.edu

Hours of Operation and Location 

Hours Location

8:00am - 5:00pm      
Monday - Friday

                

1664 N Viriginia Street / MS 340

Nellor Bldg, Room 208

Reno, NV 89557

Links and Resources

  1. ANIMAL RESOURCES website

Contacts

Name Role Phone Email Location
Benjamin Weigler
Director
 
775-682-6570
 
bweigler@unr.edu
 
Nellor Biomedical Science
 
Savannah Maienschein
Laboratory Technician II
 
775-784-4874
 
smaienschein@unr.edu
 
Nellor Biomedical Science, room 208
 
Chelsey Garner
Admin Assistant III
 
775-682-6570
 
cagarner@unr.edu
 
Nellor Biomedical Science, room 208