Euthanasia Services

Looking for instructions on euthanizing animals yourself?

Research Animal Resources (RAR) can perform euthanasia on laboratory animals during standard RAR weekday hours.

Below you’ll find associated charges and the process for scheduling euthanasia for each species.

Please contact your area RAR veterinary technician for specific pricing information.

If euthanasia for any species requires coordination with research personnel for tissue collection or other purposes, time will be charged.


Euthanize card: Euthanize do not use. PI name and date. Barcode (must be filled out). These animals are under the care of RAR until euthanized and may not be taken or used. Rodents include mice, rats, guinea pigs, gerbils, hamsters, and chinchillas.

Charge: No charge

Process: Place purple Euthanize card on the cage of healthy animals only. RAR will euthanize on weekdays within 24 hours. If animals have health issues, RAR staff must be notified in-person of your request for euthanasia.


Charge: Materials (euthanasia solution, catheter, etc.)

Process: Contact area RAR veterinary technician.

Large animals

Large animals include dogs, cats, ruminants, pigs, and non-human primates.

Charges: Materials (euthanasia solution, catheter, etc.), carcass disposal, and time.

Process: Contact area RAR veterinary technician.