In March 2021, after getting their recent test results and hearing of several ongoing viral outbreaks (including SDAV), the owners of  EvolutionOak Grove, and Standing Stones Ratteries reached out to Charles River Laboratories to get clarification on what their results meant. Those initial conversations turned into a project to help educate the pet rat breeding community on infectious agents and testing.

And thus, was born!

OUR MISSION is to EDUCATE breeders on infectious agents, ENCOURAGE breeders to do regular diagnostic testing of their rat colonies, REDUCE the stigma behind positive results, aid in coming up with a plan for resolving positive results, and offer SUPPORT to breeders through the anxiety that can come with diagnostic testing.