University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee
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OVERVIEW / MISSION
The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center (OUHSC) Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) oversees the University's animal care and use program and is responsible for reviewing all animal use protocols using vertebrate animals, ensuring compliance with federal animal welfare regulations, inspecting animal facilities and investigator laboratories, investigating animal concerns, and overseeing training and educational programs.
The mission of the OUHSC IACUC is to oversee and manage animals involved in research, teaching, or testing at OUHSC with a sense of integrity and focus. The IACUC represents multiple interests, including those of the institution, the research community, the animals, and the public. The IACUC’s overarching responsibility is to ensure consistency with the recommendations of the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, and the requirements of the Animal Welfare Act and Regulations and the Public Health Service Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals on behalf of the University.
Comparative Medicine's Clinical Veterinarian On-Call & Emergency Rotation Schedule is now available on the Comparative Medicine website: http://compmed.ouhsc.edu/.
Scroll over the Resources tab, select Employee Resources, then click on Clinical Rotation Schedule. The Schedule is updated monthly. All satellite facilities should have the current Clinical Veterinarian On-Call & Emergency Rotation Schedule posted visibly in the area where animals are maintained.