Category LAC
29 May 2017

The CRI Laboratory Animal Center (LAC) has primary responsibility for the day-to-day management of the research animal facility, as well as for implementation of CRI’s ACUP. It is headed by the Director of LAC, a qualified veterinarian with a wealth of experience in care and management of laboratory animal breeding and laboratory animal medicine, and staffed with full-time attending veterinarian, clinical veterinarian, facility engineer, animal technician and animal care workers, all of whom have been appropriately trained in their areas of responsibility and who undergo continual training as necessary according to CRI policy. 


    1. Laboratory animal management and husbandry
    2. Veterinary preventive medicine and medical care
    3. Consultation pertaining to animal care and use, as well as veterinary medical issues in animal use protocol development
    4. Support for compliance with animal use protocols carried out in its facilities
    5. Training in the care and use of laboratory animals
    6. Reporting of requirements to the Institute Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)



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