Washington University in St. Louis | OVCR

  

Washington University is committed to the judicious, humane use of animals in research and education. The Washington University Division of Comparative Medicine (DCM) provides professional and technical service for laboratory animal care, veterinary medical services, and animal research project support for faculty, students and employees of Washington University. In keeping with the Washington University Policy on Animal Care, DCM is committed to ensuring high standards of humane animal care and use necessary to the pursuit and achievement of scientific excellence. 

DCM Responsibilities include:

  • Animal procurement, quarantine and acclimation
  • Daily animal husbandry, animal facility operations, sanitation, maintenance, and vermin control
  • Animal health surveillance and quality assurance programs
  • Preventive medicine, veterinary medical care, and emergency treatment
  • Environmental monitoring programs
  • Environmental enrichment and exercise programs
  • Technical and veterinary support personnel, animal care facilities, and specialized procedure rooms
  • Institutional compliance with animal welfare regulations, standards, and policies
  • Personnel training programs
  • Occupational health and safety programs

Contacts:

  • Main phone number: 314.362.3700

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