Animal Order Deadlines

Boston University Lab Animal Science Center

In general, the deadline for Tuesday and Wednesday deliveries is 12:00 noon the previous Thursday. The deadline for Thursday deliveries 12:00 noon is Monday of the same week. This quick turn-around time is only applicable when ordering common species/strains. Pregnant animals, unusual strains or popular weight ranges should be ordered well in advance. Please plan ahead.

We are happy to set up standing orders of any duration to insure that your requirements will be met. We can advise you concerning the best prices and/or vendor options available.  Please call the LASC Business Office at 638-4086 for further details concerning this animal ordering.

Order due by 12:00 noon on Thursday ** Order due by 12:00 noon on Monday **
For delivery Tuesday of the following week For delivery Wednesday of the following week For delivery Thursday the same week
Charles River Labs Taconic Harlan Jackson Lab Charles River Labs Taconic
Charles River Laboratories inbred and outbred rats and mice; guinea pigs; hamsters
Jackson Labs inbred and outbred mice only
Harlan Sprague Dawley inbred and outbred rats and mice; hamsters
Taconic Labs inbred and outbred rats and mice
    • Delivery days may be modified due to holidays or other special circumstances.
      ** Minimum lead time is not always sufficient. Pregnant animals, unusual strains, and short-supply rodents should be ordered well in advance.