It is the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee's (IACUC) responsibility to ensure the proper care, use and humane treatment of animals used in research education.

Davidson College, Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) and individual investigators share a collective responsibility to ensure that research and instruction involving animals is guided by the highest ethical standards and is conducted in compliance with federal and state regulations governing such research.

For Students, Faculty & Staff Requirements & Training

All student researchers, faculty and staff who wish to conduct research or teaching that involves handling, manipulating, or performing procedures on live vertebrate animals, whether in the laboratory or in the field, are required to complete training and certification. 

Occupational Health and Safety Program

The purpose of a program of occupational health surveillance for personnel with laboratory animal exposure and/or for personnel entering a laboratory animal housing facility or laboratory where animals might be taken for experimental procedures is to minimize the health and safety risks of the program to an acceptable level.

Learn more about Davidson's Occupational Health and Safety Program (Google Doc, Davidson login required)

Additional Information About Animal Care & Use

Ongoing education and training in the humane care and use of laboratory animals is a federal requirement. Enhanced oversight by federal regulatory agencies and best practice standards has required actions to strengthen the training components of the animal care and use program. 

Davidson College has filed a written Assurance with the Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare, Office of the Director, National Institutes of Health.  This document assures that the College will comply with the Public Health Service Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals according to The Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals.

Animal Care and Use

Mailing/Shipping Address

Davidson College - Animal Care & Use
209 Ridge Rd
Box 5000
Davidson, NC 28035