The Animal Care Facility (ACF) team is dedicated to supporting the education and research mission of Brown University while maintaining compliance with federal and state animal care principles, guidelines and regulations. Foremost, we are committed to providing healthy, well cared for animals which are essential to meaningful research, and maintaining the animal facility for their daily care. The ACF ensures humane care by providing for the animals' daily care and housing and veterinary care when necessary.
The veterinarians are directly responsible for the care and use of all animals at all Brown University facilities and provide veterinary services to the area hospitals affiliated with the Brown Medical School. They directly support the researchers and students by providing collaboration, training and oversight of routine and special animal procedures, as well as, surgery and anesthesia. As the veterinary IACUC members, they review all animal care and use protocols.