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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.



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



Chelsey Garner
Administrative Assistant III
(775) 682-6574


Rebecca Reyes
Accounting Assistant III
(775) 784-4477


Walter Mandeville, DVM, MS
Clinical Veterinarian
(775) 784-4875

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



Name Role Phone Email Location
Benjamin Weigler
Nellor Biomedical Science
Savannah Maienschein
Laboratory Technician II
Nellor Biomedical Science, room 208
Chelsey Garner
Admin Assistant III
Nellor Biomedical Science, room 208