Office of Campus Veterinarian
The UC Riverside Office of Campus Veterinarian (OCV) oversees all animal facilities at the University of California, Riverside (UCR). The laboratory animal care and use program at UC Riverside complies with federal, state, and local guidelines for laboratory animal care.
UC Riverside adheres to Federal regulations as published in:
- Animal Welfare Act (AWA);
- Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals (Guide);
- Public Health Service Policy;
- U.S. Government Principles Regarding the Care and Use of Animals.
The University has a letter of assurance on file with the Public Health Service and is registered as a research facility with the:
- United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and is accredited by the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International (AAALAC).
UC Riverside's program for the humane care and use of laboratory animals involves several entities working together to ensure that the University complies with the numerous Federal, state, local, and institutional guidelines and regulations, and remains accredited by their regulatory agencies. These entities are the:
- Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC),
- Research Compliance Officer, Office of Research Integrity
- Office of Campus Veterinarian (OCV)
- Environmental Health and Safety
All animal use at UC Riverside facilities is covered by IACUC approved Animal Use Protocols.
The information provided here is for the benefit of the UC Riverside research community. We welcome your comments and suggestions. Please contact us by phone or email.