Reporting Concerns


Reporting Concerns Regarding the Care Treatment and Use of Animals

Concern for the welfare of animals used in research and teaching is the responsibility of all members of the University community. Any individual may report concerns to the UNMC/UNO IACUC Administrative Office, the Attending Veterinarians, clinical veterinarians, any IACUC member, Comparative Medicine staff, Protocol Assessment Liaison, or the Institutional Official. Notices are located in the animal facilities advising individuals how and where to report animal welfare concerns.  


Human Resources Department for human resources issues at 402-559-5827

Compliance Office at 402-559-6767

University of Nebraska Medical Center Compliance Hotline: 1-866-568-5430 (Hotline callers may remain anonymous if desired)

Nebraska Ombudsman's Office 1-800-742-7690

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

Dr. Noel Johnson 402-616-9613
Dr. Tami Wells 402-657-1489
Dr. Steve Dixon 402-660-5924

You may also call the UNMC Security Dispatch Operator at 402-559-5111 and have them 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 AM to 4:00 PM Monday through Friday.

Administrative Contacts
To report an animal welfare concern or noncompliance, please contact any of the following immediately:

UNMC/UNO Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee

Protocol Assessment Liaison