About Us

University Animal Care (UAC) is unwavering in its dedication to providing exemplary animal care while upholding the highest standards of ethical and legal compliance. We prioritize the well-being of our animal residents, ensuring their physical and emotional needs are met with the utmost diligence.

We take pride in offering immaculate and secure housing for our animal inhabitants, coupled with a continuous supply of fresh sustenance and water. Our facilities are designed to mirror the comfort and security these creatures deserve.

Just like humans, animals under our care deserve the highest standard of healthcare. Our seasoned veterinary experts are committed to ensuring that every animal receives meticulous and compassionate attention, maintaining their vitality.

In collaboration with the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), UAC meticulously monitors and ensures full adherence to all federal, state, and local laws, regulations, and policies that govern the ethical treatment, use, and housing of animal subjects in research, testing, and education.

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UAC stands as a vital pillar for research within our institution. We provide invaluable services and resources that empower investigators to realize their research objectives. Moreover, we offer comprehensive training in laboratory animal care to students, faculty, and technical personnel.

Our team diligently cultivates relationships with both the media and the public, endeavoring to foster a deeper understanding and unwavering support for the ethical use of animals in research and educational programs at the University of Arizona.

At UAC, we don't simply fulfill a responsibility; we uphold a sacred trust. Join us in our collective endeavor to elevate the standards of animal care, facilitate pioneering research, and educate the next generation of ethical stewards in animal science. Together, we shape a future where compassion and scholarship coexist harmoniously.