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Institutional Animal Care and Use


The committee oversees and evaluates the program for proper care, use and humane treatment of animals used in research, testing and education. The program is based upon knowledge of the needs of the animals and the special requirements of the research, testing and educational programs.


To provide humane care for animals used in scientific research and to ensure consistency with federal guidelines for such care.


The committee meets the first Wednesday of each month from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon. Assignments include the inspections of facilities, evaluation of programs and animal activity areas and review of proposed use of animals in research. In addition, the committee receives and responds to expressed concerns regarding the care and use of animals within the university. Finally, the committee submits reports to the appropriate university officials.

Procedures for Appointment

Membership in part is dictated by federal rules and regulations.Members are appointed by the Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies.

Membership and Term

Membership is indefinite.


Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies
Phone: 804-828-0732