Division of Lab Animal Health

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The primary objective of the Division of Laboratory Animal Health is to facilitate the use of animals in research and teaching at Auburn University while assuring compliance with all applicable regulations.  The primary regulations governing the care and use of animals utilized in research and teaching include the following: the Animal Welfare Act, the NIH-PHS Policy,  the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, and the Guide for the Care and Use of Agricultural Animals in Agricultural Research and Teaching.  The Division of Laboratory Animal Health maintains responsibilities in animal procurement, animal housing and daily care, the provision of veterinary care, health surveillance and preventative care, assisting investigators and their staff with animal procedures, and the care, maintenance and replacement of equipment and facilities. Accountability for all animals and facilities used for teaching and research is evaluated annually via an unannounced inspection by the USDA, APHIS, Animal Care Inspector.  


The Division of Laboratory Animal Health is a service unit in the Department of Administration at the College of Veterinary Medicine.  The unit is headed by Director, Dr.Pat Rynders.  Clinical veterinary care for the unit is provided by Associate Director, Dr. Bettina Schemera.  The day-to-day operation of the facilities and the supervision of animal care is provided by the Manager, Andrea Brown and the Supervisor, Sonny Sanders.  The office and business functions are supervised by Paula Johnston, the Office Administrator and Ellen Brooks Admin. Support Associate.

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