University Animal Care

Compassion for Animals, Hope for People

Education & Outreach

UAC faculty and staff participate in University teaching and training to ensure the humane care and use of animals, engage students in scientific methods, and stimulate individuals towards careers in biomedical sciences. Practical rotations are available for veterinary students and technician externs who have an interest in laboratory animal and comparative medicine. Outreach activities for K-12 students and the public provide information on the importance of biomedical, biological, and agricultural research and encourage careers in science.


American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS)

Arizona Branch AALAS

AALAS is an association of professionals that work to advance responsible laboratory animal care and use to benefit people and animals.
Foundation for Biomedical Research (FBR) Foundation for Biomedical Research is the nation’s oldest and largest organization dedicated to improving human and veterinary health by promoting public understanding and support for humane and responsible animal research. FBR is the leading voice of scientific reason and medical progress in the ongoing, sometimes violent, debate that surrounds animal research.
Institute of Laboratory Animal Resources (ILAR) ILAR seeks to identify practices that provide for excellence in the welfare of animals used for these purposes, recognizing their moral value while achieving high-quality science. ILAR evaluates and encourages the use, development, and validation of non-animal alternatives. ILAR provides independent, objective advice to the federal government, international biomedical community, and the public through reports of expert committees, the ILAR Journal, web-based resources, and other means of communication. It is a unit within the Division on Earth and Life Studies of the National Research Council.
National Association for Biomedical Research (NABR) NABR is the only national, nonprofit organization dedicated solely to advocating for sound public policy that recognizes the vital role that animals play in biomedical research. NABR provides a unified voice for the scientific community on legislative and regulatory matters affecting laboratory animal research. NABR works to safeguard the future of biomedical research on behalf of its more than 300 public and private universities, medical and veterinary schools, teaching hospitals, voluntary health agencies, professional societies, pharmaceutical and biotech industries, and other animal research-related firms that are involved directly in the use of animals in biomedical research and are committed to the responsible and humane use of these animals.