The primary function of the IACUC is to assist our faculty, students and staff in upholding UNMC and UNO’s determination to assure the finest care and most humane utilization of our laboratory animals.  To this end, every research, testing and teaching project involving the use of a live vertebrate animal must be reviewed and approved by the IACUC prior to initiation.  The IACUC, therefore, shares with the investigator the responsibility for the ethical decisions made regarding care and use of animals.  The investigator, however, assumes the principal responsibility, and it is the investigator as well as the other personnel involved in the care and use of animals that ultimately assures the fulfillment of the institutional commitment to the values established by federal agencies and the continuance of animal-based research at UNMC and UNO.

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987830 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE  68198-7830
Phone:  402-559-6046
Fax:  402-559-3300

Veterinary Emergency
Veterinary Emergency - Contact a veterinarian in the following order:

Dr. Noel Johnson 402-616-9613

Dr. Tami Wells 402-657-1489

Dr. Steven Dixon 402-660-5924

You may also call the UNMC Security Dispatch Operator at 402-559-5111 and have the contact the "Veterinarian On Call."

You may also call The Nebraska Medical Center (TNMC) Operator at 402-559-4000 and ask them to contact the "Veterinarian On Call."

Comparative Medicine Administrative Offices - Call 402-559-4034 during normal work hours: 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.