Preclinical Pharmacology Research – Lovelace Biomedical’s scientists are experts in more than 100 animal models of disease, encompassing both large and small animals. Board-certified toxicologists (DABT) and pathologists (DACVP), as well as expert biologists, engineers, chemists, statisticians, and technical staff, are available to support preclinical studies evaluating safety and efficacy. Our scientists bring extensive experience in a wide range of small- and large-molecule delivery methods, including specialty routes, and studies can be supported by our additional expertise in pharmacokinetics, analytical chemistry, toxicology and pathology.

Routes of Administration

  • Standard routes: IV, IM, IP, SC, PO, Dermal
  • Inhalation (nose-only, head-only or whole body)
  • Nasogastric
  • Arterial (hepatic artery, carotid artery or femoral artery)
  • Intravenous infusion: Bolus, intermittent, continuous
  • Intracerebral, intraventricular or intrathecal


  • Non-human primate
  • Gottingen, Yucatan or Yorkshire swine
  • Canine
  • Ferret
  • Guinea Pig
  • Rabbit
  • Rat
  • Hamster
  • Mouse