Contact Information


  • Division Secretary


    General Questions
    Phone: 404.727.7423
    Fax: 404.727.3212
    Email Us

  • Customer Service


    Billing
    Phone: 404.727.8395
    Fax: 404.727.8762
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  • Animal Orders & Transfers
    Phone: 404.727.7426
    Fax: 404.727.8762
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    Smartkeys Add/Modify
    Phone: 404.727.7426
    Phone: 404.727.3210
    Fax: 404.727.8762
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  • Facility Access


    Normal Business Hours

    (Monday thru Friday, 8AM - 5PM)


    Phone: 404.727.8991

    After Normal Business Hours

    (Weekends, Holidays & After Hours: 5PM - 8AM)


    Phone: 404.727.6111

  • Animal Care & Husbandry


    Normal Business Hours

    (Monday thru Friday, 8AM - 5PM)


    Phone: 404.727.2955

  • Veterinary Medical Needs


    Normal Business Hours

    (Monday thru Friday, 8AM - 5PM)


    Phone: 404.727.3248

  • After Normal Business Hours

    (Weekends, Holidays & After Hours: 5PM - 8AM)


    Phone: 404.727.6111


Postal Mailing Address


  • 615 Michael Street
    Whitehead Biomedical Research Bldg
    Suite G-02
    Atlanta, GA 30322
    MAILSTOP: 1941-001-1AA

  • Business Hours

  • Monday - Friday
    8:00AM - 5:00PM




Water Management for Aquatic Species



Provision


The water provided to DAR-managed aquatic species is drawn from taps in the housing facility. Water is stored in bins for a minimum of 24 hours while air is bubbled through to remove chlorine. It is then used to replenish the water in housing tanks during regularly scheduled water change out or when water quality testing results mandate. Special salts and buffers may be added upon request by investigators.



Quality Assurance


DAR animal care staff collect water samples from housing units once per month for water quality testing. Testing frequency is increased if deemed necessary by the veterinary staff. A standard battery of tests is run in the DAR diagnostic lab, and include the following: pH, general hardness, ammonia, nitrate, nitrite, and chlorine levels. All results of testing are available by contacting the DAR Diagnostic Lab at 404.712.2040.