Billing Information

Billing

Investigators receive a monthly DLAR invoice, which includes charges for the purchase of animals, per diem and other animal related charges. Examples of other recharges are special veterinary technical services, surgical services, the purchase of drugs and/or supplies and freight charges for importing and exporting animals. Invoices are sent approximately two weeks after the end of the month that is being billed.

The invoice should be reviewed to verify the account number and any changes to the account to be billed should be placed directly on the invoice and initialed. Any questions about the content of the invoice should be directed to the DLAR Business Manger, Angela Lui, at 4-1165. The invoice must be signed by the principle investigator and returned to the DLAR Business Office (zip=8611).

Signed invoices are due within two weeks of receipt. If invoices are not received, an initial reminder will be sent to the investigator. DLAR strives to work closely with investigators regarding issues of timely release of grant monies targeted for animal costs from sponsored programs. However, investigators should be aware that continued or repeated non-payment of animal related bills will result in a loss of their ability to house animals at Stony Brook University.

    
Per Diem Rates

The Division of Laboratory Animal Resources charges per diem based on the species, the number of animals housed and the type of care the animals receive. Per diem rates are reviewed and adjusted annually. Investigators are notified in advance of changes. For grant budgetary projections, an increase in per diem of 5-8% annually is recommended. The disposal fee is a pass-through charge for DLAR. All animal carcasses are removed from the facility by a commercial waste management company.

The current 2019/2020 per diem rates are as follows:

 

Species Per Diem Disposal

Conventional Mouse

$0.72

$0.03

Diabetic Conv Mouse

0.75

0.03

Maximum Isolation/ Quarantine Mouse

0.85

0.03

Diabetic Max Mouse

0.87

0.03

Biohazard Max Mouse

1.05

0.03

Conventional Rat

0.68

0.34

Diabetic Conv Rat

0.71

0.34

Maximum Isolation/ Quarantine Rat

0.81

0.34

Diabetic Max Rat

0.87

0.34

Hamster/Gerbil

0.54

0.18

Guinea Pig

1.70

0.99

Rabbit

3.15

7.04

Primate

28.15

22.20

Pigeon

1.80

1.25

Dog

 18.55

48.20

Cat

5.54

8.34

Ferret

5.54

4.44

Swine

24.11

83.40

Sheep/Goat

24.63

115.90

Frog

0.52

0.18

Frog Tank

0.78

0.18 (per frog)

Turkey/Chicken

5.00

1.25

Duck

5.00

1.25

Turtles

0.43

0.28

Alligator Tank

2.75

2.45 (per alligator)