Quick Reference Sheet: Understanding ULAM Per-Diem Rates

Unit for Laboratory Animal Medicine
Nov 23, 2021

This printable Quick Reference Sheet provides a high-level overview of the types of husbandry and veterinary technician services that are covered by standard Unit for Laboratory Animal Medicine (ULAM) per-diem rates and which services are additional fee-for-service.

Per-diem rates for animal care, or direct charges for personnel costs and supplies, are based on the cost analysis and recovery procedures outlined in the National Institutes of Health (NIH)’s Cost Analysis and Rate Setting Manual for Animal Research Facilities.

A complete list of ULAM husbandry and housing per-diem rates can be found on the Rates page of the Animal Care & Use Program website.

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For additional rates information or billing-related questions, please contact the ULAM Business Office at or (734) 764-0277.