Welcome to the website of the Animal Resource Center at Marquette University. Please take a moment to navigate through the pages to find all the resources that are available.

The Animal Resource Center (ARC) oversees the care and use of vertebrate animals utilized as part of the research and teaching activities of Marquette University and serves as a source of expertise and support for investigators and the administration on all issues related to laboratory animals. We accomplish this by providing quality care for research animals, ensuring that the animals facilities and the animal care and use program continue to meet the standards for continued AAALAC accreditation, overseeing the orientation and training of individuals involved in animal research, providing technical services and specialized training in support of ongoing research projects, recruiting and retaining a top-notch staff, and working closely with other groups in the university to assure compliance with all relevant laws, regulations, and policies regarding animal care and use.

The Animal Resource Center goals as we fulfill these roles for Marquette University are:

Our primary concern is the welfare of the animals used in the facility. We maintain vigilance in ensuring that the animals experience proper care and handling with minimal discomfort or pain, as well as live in an enriching environment.

Best regards,

Austin Fritsch - RCO/Director


Schroeder Complex

Mission Statement

The mission of the Office of Research Compliance, in cooperation with and in support of the Institutional Review Board, Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee, Radiation Safety Committee, and Institutional Biosafety Committee, is to facilitate safe and ethical research conducted by Marquette faculty, staff and students in the areas of human subjects, animal subjects, radiation safety and biosafety.