The JABSOM Kaka’ako animal care facilities have room for up to 30,000 mice. These facilities include housing rooms with micro-isolator cages located on ventilated racks. Other resources in the vivarium include an irradiator, in vivo luminometry system, and behavioral testing room. A veterinarian oversees a fully qualified staff in this facility.
Currently, the Center for Cardiovascular Research occupies two medium holding rooms with a capacity of 1000 cages. An adjacent room with a hood is used for common procedures such as weaning and tail clipping. A procedure room of 300 square feet provides space for echocardiography and mouse surgery; please refer to our Mouse Phenotyping Core for information on equipment available and services provided.