The Animal Resources Core facilitates cancer related animal projects at the Kimmel Cancer Center. Because of the unique programs and goals of the Kimmel Cancer Center Animal Resources Core, it is managed as a separate functional unit, under the direction of the Johns Hopkins Associate Provost for Research Animal Resources and the Kimmel Cancer Center. The Core is designed specifically to enable investigator-initiated cancer therapeutic investigations in animals and is fully accredited by the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care, International.
Services include animal procurement, daily care and oversight, microbiological and sentinel monitoring, veterinary and pathology services, training and assistance with animal handling and technical procedures, maintenance of genetically altered and immunodeficient rodent breeding colonies, cross fostering of rodent pups, and management of special facilities for use of hazardous agents. The veterinary, microbiological monitoring and pathology services are performed by the Johns Hopkins Department of Research Animal Resources on a fee-for-service basis.