Animal Research

Animal Research

Use of Animals in the TCV Surgery Research Lab

We utilize various animals for research in the lab including mouse, rat, rabbit and swine. All research is conducted under strict control and guidelines provided by the Center for Comparative Medicine  at the University of Virginia. The mission of the Center for Comparative Medicine is to support biomedical research and teaching that utilizes laboratory animals. The Center does this in a manner which promotes the policies set by the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) whose charge is to oversee compliance by personnel at the University of Virginia with federal regulations and guidelines.

The use of laboratory animals constitutes a privilege which the American public has entrusted to the scientific community. Therefore, it is incumbent upon each investigator and every member of his or her staff to fulfill all moral, ethical, and legal responsibilities inherent in using laboratory animals in research and teaching.

 

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