The West Michigan Regional Laboratory (WMRL) is an AAALAC accredited, state of the art research and teaching facility, designed to administer the highest quality and humane care for animals used for research.
WMRL provides a variety of services for instructors and researchers, including:
quality animal care—365 days a year
housing suitable for a variety of species, from mice to sheep
surgical skill training utilizing human cadaveric specimens
training available including regulatory compliance, animal handling, and surgical skills
licensed veterinary technicians (LVTs) to assist in surgical and non-surgical procedures
two large, well equipped surgical suites
state of the art laparoscopic and orthopedic instrumentation, along with extensive surgical instrumentation
imaging capabilities including ultrasound and C-Arm
conference room/class room, catering, and special event coordination
In accordance with Federal regulations and guidelines, WMRL holds an Assurance with the Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW).
The WMRL Institutional Animal Care (IACUC) operates in compliance with Federal regulations and the guidlines provided in the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals and by the State and Federal Agencies listed above. The IACUC is overseen by WMRL's Institutional Official and provides review and approval for all protocols involving use of animals in teaching and research.
In addition to its strict compliance with Federal and State legal and regulatory requirements, WMRL has recieved accreditation from the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International (AAALAC). This accreditation is given to facilities that meet and comply with the highest industry standards.
We are located on the campus of Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Our facility is located in the DeVries Hall of Science.
1726 Knollcrest Circle SE Grand Rapids, MI 49546-4403