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Welcome To Animal Health Research Center

Mission: Improved Health through Technology and Education

The Animal Health Research Center (AHRC) is a safe, secure, state-of-the-art facility that enables scientists to study infectious microorganisms, parasites and toxins in an environment that is safe for researchers, animals and the public. The AHRC is one of the most technologically advanced biocontainment facilities in the United States dedicated to studying a wide variety of infectious diseases that affect both animal and human health.

The University of Georgia is fully committed to safe and secure science.  UGA has a current certificate of registration from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the U.S. Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) in accordance with 42 CFR part 73, 9 CFR part 121 and 7 CFR part 331 that includes Tier 1 agents. All AHRC containment facilities, operations and staff are expected to meet or exceed all the requirements set forth by the CDC, APHIS and the National Institutes of Health, and will continue to meet or exceed recommendations found in the Biosafety in Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories (BMBL).

All animal care is provided the AHRC Bioresources team, part of the University of Georgia’s fully accredited program as designated by the Association of Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care (AAALAC).


Location and Contact

Animal Health Research Center
University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine
111 Carlton Street
Athens, GA 30602

Phone: 706.542.0367

Security Operations and Contact Numbers

Security Office: 706.542.0367
Dr. Daniel Mead, Science Director: 706.542.8790
Jeffrey Martin, Operations Director: 706.542.1189