Excellent care leads to sound scientific results and medical breakthroughs for human and animal kind.
Comparative Medicine provides professional veterinary medical, husbandry and proposal review services to support animals used in biomedical research. The UNMC animal care and use program has been accredited by the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care, AAALAC International, since 1966. The accreditation process provides continuing voluntary peer review of the UNMC program by internationally recognized experts. UNMC is registered as a research facility with the United States Department of Agriculture under the Animal Welfare Act. The care and use of animals used for research at UNMC is based on national guidelines and Federal Regulations including:
- The U.S. Government Principles for the Utilization and Care of Vertebrate Animals Used in Testing, Research and Training.
- The USDA implementing regulations, 9CFR, of the Animal Welfare Act.
- U.S. Public Health Service Policy Assurance for the Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals negotiated with the Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare, OLAW.
- The Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, and the UNMC/UNO IACUC Guidelines for the Care and Use of Live Vertebrate Animals.