Welcome to the website of the Laboratory Animal Services Center (LASC).

Our mission is to support biomedical research at the University of Zurich by providing various specialised support services, primarily in the field of animal husbandry and veterinary services.

In addition, the LASC is responsible for the Animal Management System (iRATS) and it can provide individual training for scientists regarding common experimental procedures.

Information for new users (introductory courses):

See here



We welcome our new employees in September:

  • Dr. Carla Bettoni, Veterinary services
  • Selim Souleimenov, IT – support
  • Giuseppe Astuto, washing kitchen staff/deputy driver


Information on additional service offers & pricing by commercial vendors for UZH members:

Janvier: https://www.janvier-labs.com/en/quotation/; or contact: olivier.dillenseger@janvier-labs.com

Envigo: https://www.envigo.com/lasc

Charles River: https://www.criver.com/info-pi-rm-university-zurich-portal