At the University of North Texas Health Science Center (UNTHSC) we value animal welfare, and see the use of animals in research as a privilege. The Animal Care and Use program at UNTHSC is committed to the care and welfare of all animals within the program, and is supported by two important units: The Department of Laboratory Animal Medicine (DLAM) and the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC).
Comprised of Professional Staff :
* Animal Care Takers
* Support Staff
To ensure research animals needs are met in their:
Works closely with the compliance committees, but is not a regulatory unit.
It’s the place where animals live and research gets done!
Comprised of experienced Members & Staff:
* Chair & Vice Chairs
* Scientific/ Non-Scientific & Community Members
To assess the institution’s program through the review of:
* Proposed and on-going animal use activities
* The Program
* The Animal Use Facilities
Ensures animal research is approved before animals are used.
Strives to protect the animals, the researchers and the institution through a culture of compliance!