Who is responsible for the care of animals? What if I have questions about animal use in research and teaching on campus?

The Director of Animal Care and Attending Veterinarian have primary responsibility for the care of UMass animals, and the members of the federally mandated Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee also contribute substantially to the oversight of the care and use of the laboratory animals. Those with questions about laboratory animals or animal use in research and teaching at UMass Amherst can contact the Director for Animal Care at (413) 545-5268 or (413) 992-8295 (after hours or emergencies).

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