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Reporting Animal Concerns

It is the policy of the University of Maryland School of Medicine that ALL animals used for research, teaching or other activities receive the best possible care.

Individuals can report any concerns regarding animal procedures and/or animal care to the IACUC via the following methods: telephone contact followed by written documentation, email or written correspondence. The OAWA prefers that the initial contact be made via telephone so that the appropriate action can be taken immediately to ensure the well-being of the animal(s) in question. Subsequently, a written description of the concern should be submitted for further action. Anonymity of the individual initiating the concern will be respected, if requested and if possible.

All animal concerns should be reported to one of the following:

After Hours, Weekends and Holidays: 410-706-3540. Please follow instructions in voice mail message regarding how to contact a veterinarian during these hours.

Help assure the humane care and use of laboratory animals.