The University of Missouri School of Medicine Vivarium is a modern and innovative animal facility that supports basic biomedical research. The vivarium is one of eight vivaria on the University of Missouri campus, and provides services and resources for researchers looking to accomplish animal research objectives.
Pre-clinical research studies investigate a wide range of diseases, including infectious disease, cancer, immunology, cardiovascular disease, metabolic disorders, kidney disease, liver disease, digestive disorders, neuromuscular disease, sleep apnea and eye disorders. The controlled environment of the vivarium allows the therapeutic effects of exercise, nutrition, and novel therapeutics to be examined in unique rodent models. The vivarium is managed by the Animal Care Quality Assurance office in conjunction with the School of Medicine Scientific Directors for the Vivarium.