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:

The University has a letter of assurance on file with the Public Health Service and is registered as a research facility with the:

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:

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.