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Animal Care & Use

Office of Animal Care & Use

Associate VP for Research - Compliance
Director of OACU
Senior Director of Biosafety

Christopher S. King

Phone: 706-542-5933
Fax: 706-542-5638
UGA - 608 Boyd G.S.R.C.
Athens, GA 30602

Emergency Veterinary Care:
(706) 542-7204

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The Office of Animal Care and Use (OACU) oversees the University’s use of animals in scientific investigation and instruction. The OACU has two key functions in ensuring the humane and appropriate use of animals: managing the compliance activities of the University of Georgia's Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) and administering the research support functions of University Research Animal Resources (URAR). Through these activities the OACU ensures that optimal care and facilities are provided for all research animals, including the provision of professional and technical assistance, staff training and consultation on research and protocol development.

The URAR animal care and use program is accredited by AAALAC International (Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care), is licensed by the USDA, and maintains an Assurance of Compliance with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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