Office of Research Animal Care Program - Office of Research

Animal Care Program

The Office of Research provides oversight for the use and care of animals in research at UC Davis. Led by the Campus Attending Veterinarian, this division is organized into the following three units. While each serve a unique purpose, together they ensure the humane care and use of animals in research and teaching at UC Davis.

Our Vision

Ensuring people and animals live healthier lives through the judicious, respectful use of animal models.

Our Mission

Foster a culture of excellence by providing the highest standard of care for our research and teaching animals while providing exemplary support to our investigators, staff and students working with those animals.


UC Davis is accredited by the AAALAC, International, an independent nonprofit organization. Application for the accreditation is voluntary and requires re-evaluation every three years.

Benefits and Regulations

An overview of the benefits and regulations of research involving animals can be found here.

Quick Links:

Organization Chart | IACUC Policies | Animal Tracking System | Standards of Care

Training | Report a Concern | Animal Control | Formularies | Transparency Statement