DLAM serves as a central administration division for the operation of two research animal holding facilities. These facilities include the SVM Laboratory Animal Medicine Facility as well as the Life Sciences Animal Care Facility.
DLAM purchases, maintains, and cares for all teaching and research animals housed within these two facilities. The animal care facilities, equipment, and program are accredited by the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care (AAALAC) International.
Our objective is to maintain a fully accredited animal care program that supports teaching, research, and service.
The use of laboratory animals in teaching and research is a fundamental necessity of continued progress in the biomedical sciences. Such use of animals constitutes a special privilege to the scientific community. Therefore, it is incumbent upon each investigator and every member of their staff to fulfill all ethical as well as legal responsibilities. Therein lies much of the hope for continued medical progress for the benefit of animals as well as humanity.