Per Diem Rates

Per Diem rates for Fiscal Year 2017, effective September 15, 2016


Per Diem Rates




$ 0.17 p/mouse


$ 0.21 p/mouse


$ 0.29 p/mouse




$ 0.38 p/rat


$ 0.48 p/rat




$ 0.62 p/tank

Future Rates

Future rates will be determined by ongoing cost accounting analysis.

Investigators are encouraged to budget for a potential annual increase of three to five percent for the next two years.

Included in Per Diems

  • Routine and standard husbandry
  • Routine cage changes
  • Routine animal health care
  • Animal self-injury care
  • Daily animal health checks
  • Routine sentinel program
  • Disease outbreak management
  • Animal carcass or tissue disposal
  • Sharps containment and disposal
  • Environmental enrichment
  • Colony health management
  • Training & protocol development
  • Animal procurement services
  • Routine facility inspections, maintenance and repairs
  • Routine billing
  • General necropsy

Special Services

The following special services are not Included in per diems and are charged back to the PI directly.

  • Import and export fees
  • Non-standard diets and shipping fees
  • Quarantine assays
  • Quarantine management from unapproved vendors
  • Shipping and crate fees
  • Special PPE requests
  • Special technical services including drugs, supplies or materials requested by PIs
  • Unapproved transfers, imports/exports or shipping costs

Fee For Service

The following fees are not included in per diems and are charged as a fee for services in 15 minute increments.

  • Emergency care or treatments by veterinarian or vet staff
  • Extra cage changes beyond ASC standard practices due to research model or protocol requirements (e. g., diabetic mice, breeder cages)
  • Foster program/breeding colony management
  • Quarantine management from unapproved vendors
  • Research activities (injections, tissue samples, anesthesia, euthanasia, surgical support post-op care, and breeding services) by veterinarian or vet staff
  • Research related necropsies
  • Special equipment/room installation, storage, or removal costs
  • Special husbandry requests (diabetic cage changes, metabolic cage assembly, water bottles, autoclaved water bottles, filling humidifier)
  • Special invoicing requests
  • Weaning (including gender confirmation)


Per Hour

Per 15 minutes

Vet/Vet Tech Rate



Tech Time Rate



The tech time rates will be charged in 15 minute increments.

Tech time rates will be published and only charged if the PI doing work in the LARC requests any of the special services listed above.