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.
UC Davis is accredited by the International Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care (AAALAC), an independent nonprofit organization. Application for the accreditation is voluntary and requires re-evaluation every three years.
An overview of the benefits and regulations of research involving animals can be found here.